Tuesday, April 29, 2014
At the very end of a peninsula that juts out into the south end of Lake Garda in north central Italy is this rather imposing fortification called the Scaliger Castle. The castle, complete with a water-filled moat is at the entrance to the town of Sirmione, a picturesque little resort town full of restaurants and shops.
Construction of it began in 1277 under the instruction of Mastino della Scala. It is a rare example of a medieval port fortification designed to protect the area and home to the Scaliger fleet.
Back in the 13th century, the area was a favorite resort area for the rich families of Verona. And, it still remains a popular resort area to this day.
Wouldn't this be a wonderful building to photograph in all kinds of weather? I'm especially thinking that foggy or misty weather could prove to make some interesting shots.