Italy/Switzerland: Lago Maggiore - paulsmit
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'In the grotto.'

The palace on Isola Bella isn't spectacularly different from other palaces of its kind. But the grottos make worth the visit. Here, below the palace, the Borromeo family, owners of the island and in a way of the whole region, found cool shadow at the heat of the day, in an underwater atmosphere overlooking the garden and the lake. Photo Paul Smit.