Italy/Switzerland: Lago Maggiore - paulsmit
'Isolated but proud.'

Indemini, the country's most isolated village, is proud to be part of Switzerland. Situated in a valley where all other villages are Italian, a winding pass keeps it connected to the Motherland. Proud too the villagers are about their frequent 'postbus' connection (arriving from the Lago Maggiore) and their postoffice, shop and two restaurants. Instead of dying out the village now is actually being renovated and its population growing. Photo Paul Smit