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HDR processed in Photomatix Pro 3.1.3 from a single RAW image, then processed using CS4 – no tripod used

Sestri Levante

On the far end of the peninsula, the bay is closed by the bulk of the former Dominican monastery of the Annunziata, founded in the 16th century and then, starting from the 1800s, transformed and deprived of its artistic heritage. Today the monastery is owned by the municipality and is the site of the Fondazione Mediaterraneo and of its educational, cultural and conference activities.

Several important artistic and architectonic treasures stand out in Sestri Levante:

The 17th-century monastery of the Capuchins, with its beautiful wooden furnishings, built in one of the most charming points of the Baia del Silenzio (Bay of Silence);

The medieval church of San Nicolò dell’Isola, dating back to the 12th century

The remains of the baroque Oratory of Santa Caterina, destroyed during the bombings of the Second World War

The restored palaces of Portobello (Villa Negrotto Cambiaso and the former Annunziata monastery) and the precious art collection at the Galleria Rizzi, besides all the historic villas belonging to important families of the Genoese aristocracy, who used to live here especially between the 17th and the 18th centuries.


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Hi buddies.I’m Paolo from Italy,love to take photographs and experiment new techniques.When I play with my camera I’m like a kid in a candy shop

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  • simba
    simbaover 5 years ago

    Beautiful Paolo.

  • Hello Linda.Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture Paolo, well done

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment :)

    – paolo1955

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 5 years ago

    Paolo ~ Simply Stunning work ~ I’m very much enjoying this series and yes, I have read all the text ~ very interesting reading :)

  • LOL…….I was sure you have read all text….my friend! Thank you , this is really a good feeling for me.Best Regards – Paolo

    – paolo1955

  • bamagirl38
    bamagirl38over 5 years ago

    Gorgeous my friend!!!!

  • Thank you so much my dear friend.

    – paolo1955

  • Jan  Tribe
    Jan Tribeover 5 years ago

    beautiful colors!! and love the history!! congratulations on your feature in Safe Haven!! this is very deserving of being featured!!

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 5 years ago

    Beauty! Wonderful colors! Superbly composed! Great work, Paolo!

  • Hi Daniel.I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by

    – paolo1955

  • Daniela Weil
    Daniela Weilover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture, love the colors!!

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • wigs
    wigsover 5 years ago

    beautiful…. fabulous colour

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordover 5 years ago

    Beautiful image


    – paolo1955

  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonover 5 years ago

    Wonderful image! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Howdy Karen,thank you , this is really a good feeling for me.

    – paolo1955

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