PICTURES FROM MY EXHIBITION @ THE ROMANESQUE MONUMENT IN LENNO ON LAKE COMO (ITALY)

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ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI @ COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE SHOW – ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, COLORI DI UN’APOCALISSE 2015

My solo exhibition – “Colors Of An Apocalypse 2015 / The Decomposed Publicity Posters″ – is running at the Romanesque Baptistery on Lake Como, Italy (July 3-4-5)  in the beautiful and medieval Lenno (but its origins are from Roman times!). The octagonal Baptistery and its enchanting structure are giving strenght and evocative power to my exhibition which is displaying 25 works from my “Lacer/actions” project. Each artwork is introduced by a phrase  from “The Apocalypse of John”. Images and words to suggest a trip through hopes and tragedies of human life and beings. These some pictures from the opening day (yesterday)

 

  • Opening Hours / Friday July 5: h.4-10 pm; Saturday 4 and Sunday 5: 10am-12am; 2,30 pm-10 pm. Venue: St. John Baptistery, Piazza XI Febbraio, Lenno (Comune Tremezzina), Lake Como
  • Aperture mostra: venerdi 5 Luglio 2015, ore 16-22. Nelle giornate di sabato 4 e domenica 5 luglio: 10-12, 14,30 – 22,00. Il Battistero di San Giovanni si trova in Piazza XI Febbraio.

THE APOCALYPSE ACCORDING TO THE COLORS: WELCOME TO MY EXHIBIT @ THE ROMANESQUE BAPTISTERY IN LENNO, LAKE COMO (ITALY)

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  • Opening Hours / Friday July 5: h.4-10 pm; Saturday 4 and Sunday 5: 10am-12am; 2,30 pm-10 pm. Venue: St. John Baptistery, Piazza XI Febbraio, Lenno (Comune Tremezzina), Lake Como
  • Aperture mostra: venerdi 5 Luglio 2015, ore 16-22. Nelle giornate di sabato 4 e domenica 5 luglio: 10-12, 14,30 – 22,00. Il Battistero di San Giovanni si trova in Piazza XI Febbraio.

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“LIKE THE SOUND OF MANY WATERS”: MY “COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE” SHOW OPENS TOMORROW ON LAKE COMO

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I heard a sound from heaven, like the sound of many waters, and like the sound of a great thunder.

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E udì dal cielo un suono forte, come il fragore dell’oceano e come il rombo del tuono.

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This is not a painting or a digitally made picture, but an abstract photo of a decomposed and torn publicity poster

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One day to go to my solo exhibition – “Colors Of An Apocalypse 2015″ – which is gonna to take place in the amazing Romanesque Baptistery on Lake Como, Italy, on July 3-4-5,  in the beautiful and medieval Lenno (but its origins are from Roman times!).

The octagonal Baptistery and its enchanting structure will give strenght and evocative power to my exhibition which will show 25 works from my “Lacer/actions” project. Each artwork will be introduced by a phrase  from “The Apocalypse of John”. Images and words to suggest a trip through hopes and tragedies of human life and beings.

 

  • Opening Hours / Friday July 5: h.4-10 pm; Saturday 4 and Sunday 5: 10am-12am; 2,30 pm-10 pm. Venue: St. John Baptistery, Piazza XI Febbraio, Lenno (Comune Tremezzina), Lake Como
  • Aperture mostra: venerdi 5 Luglio 2015, ore 16-22. Nelle giornate di sabato 4 e domenica 5 luglio: 10-12, 14,30 – 22,00. Il Battistero di San Giovanni si trova in Piazza XI Febbraio.

LENNO, LAKE COMO (ITALY): THE ENCHANTING MEDIEVAL PLACE WHERE  MY EXHIBITION OPENS ON FRIDAY JULY 3…

 

 

 

© Photos by Roberto Alborghetti – Lenno, Lake Como, 2015

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My upcoming solo exhibition – “Colors Of An Apocalypse 2015″ – will take place in the amazing Romanesque Baptistery on Lake Como, Italy, on July 3-4-5,  in the beautiful and medieval Lenno (its origins are from Roman times).

The octagonal Baptistery and its enchanting structure will give strenght and evocative power to my exhibition which will show 25 works from my “Lacer/actions” project. Each artwork will be introduced by a phrase  from “The Apocalypse of John”. Images and words to suggest a trip through hopes and tragedies of human life and beings.

 

  • Opening Hours / Friday July 5: h.4-10 pm; Saturday 4 and Sunday 5: 10am-12am; 2,30 pm-10 pm. Venue: St. John Baptistery, Piazza XI Febbraio, Lenno (Comune Tremezzina), Lake Como
  • Aperture mostra: venerdi 5 Luglio 2015, ore 16-22. Nelle giornate di sabato 4 e domenica 5 luglio: 10-12, 14,30 – 22,00. Il Battistero di San Giovanni si trova in Piazza XI Febbraio.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenno

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http://www.tripadvisor.it/Tourism-g1076867-Lenno_Lake_Como_Lombardy-Vacations.html

 

“COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE 2.0” SHOW ON ROMANESQUE BAPTISTERY: THE TRAILER

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© Photo by  ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI - St.John Baptistery, Lenno, Lake Como, Italy

© Photo by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – St.John Baptistery, Lenno, Lake Como, Italy

 

My next solo exhibition – “Colors Of An Apocalypse 2.0” – will take place in an amazing Romanesque Baptistery on Lake Como, Italy. My show is scheduled for 3 days, on 3-4-5 July, 2015, in the beautiful Lenno town, in the historical center –  50 meters from the lake shore! – where we admire one of the most stunning examples of Romanesque art in Northen Italy. This is a trailer for my exhibit showing photos about the enchanting St. John Baptistery (XI Century), beautiful setting for my upcoming show.

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About “LACER/ACTIONS” PROJECT by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial signs and tokens (during my research around the world  I  collected so far about 55.000 images). Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matter decomposition.

One of my most recent shows (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) was displaced for 100 days in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy). In the last two years I was on these projects:  “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” (album, videoclip, installations, inspired by Thomas of Bergamo Scripts, 1563-1631), “Atelier of Colors and Emotions” (a project which involved autistic kids), “Lacer/actions on Aluminium” (11 installations for Fai Private Collection, Italy). My works are part of Contemporary Art Collection (Mercatello sul Metauro, Marche, Italy) and participating to “An Exhibition, a Restoration” in Norcia (Umbria, Italy) from July 12 to September 7, 2014.

Now I’m working on “The Ghost Bus” project, in collaboration with Bartons Plc and Act Group, Beeston, Nottingham, UK (January-March 2015).

My next solo show (“Colors of an Apocalypse 2.0”) will be running on Lake Como, Lenno, Italy, on 3-4-5 July, 2015, in a special and spectacular setting: the St. John Baptistery (XI Century), a beautiful example of Romanesque art.

 

 

STREET ART OR JUST PART OF THE STREET? SCENES FROM A (DISFIGURED?) WALL…

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Art of the street or only part of the street? Is street art illegal? Is street art vandalism? Yes, these are the usual questions when we see some writings on public (or private) spaces… Here, in the pics, some details from the dock situated in Lenno, on Lake Como shore (Italy). Free art or vandal act? Pop art or just a disfigured wall? Everybody have their answers. But some colors and shapes are really interesting… (Isn’t it?)

THE MAGICAL WOOD SCULPTURES CREATED BY PIERO MARCHESINI… SCENES AND CHARACTERS FROM MITHOLOGY, NATURE AND FAIRY TALES

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In recent weeks I had the pleasure of visiting an exhibition at the medieval Baptistery in Lenno on Lake Como. Piero Marchesini – a distinguished gentleman and artist – exhibited his beautiful art pieces. Marchesini carves wood, carrying out really lovely works. He lives in Lipomo, Como City, and sculpture is his passion. He has already showed his creations around the world raising lot of attention. Marchesini loves to work on subjects recalling mythology, nature, characters from fairy tales and legends and biblical scenes.

He carves wood – walnut, lime, ash, hornbeam, boxwood, maple, olive, cherry-wood and so on – with great mastery and skill and he is able to create works of singular fascination and charm. More than words, count the pictures, just from the exhibition of Lenno. His next show is planned in Menaggio, on Lake Como, from 30 July to 5 August, 2013 at the Art Gallery (Garibaldi square) overlooking the lake. It’s another opportunity to see its stunning creations.

THE COLORS AND THE MYSTERY: A BOOK ABOUT THE BEAUTIFUL MOSAIC CREATED BY RUPNIK IN LENNO (LAKE COMO)

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An extension of 50 square meters. Almost 20 thousand colored stones and glasses tiles. These numbers summarized an extraordinary artwork: the mosaic that Slovenian artist Marko Rupnik has created on the walls of the chapel of Suore Adoratrici at the Spirituality Center in Lenno ( Lake Como, Italy).  Now a beautiful book ( “Adorationis Mysterium”) published in Italy by Velar presents pictures and texts about this incredible work created by the great Slovenian artist.

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Rupnik’s masterpiece – articulated in the scenes of the Nativity and Moses salvation – is a veritable feast of colors conceived, designed and made with meticulous care, great creativity and exceptional talent. Each little stone, every color and every hue are referring to spiritual, religious, cultural and social meanings.

They are mixed and fused in a fascinating tale that brings together two distinct stories – Moses saved from the waters and the Birth of Jesus – in an unique and impressive performance. Marko Rupnik mosaic is not only an incredible artwork, but also and above all an expression of the mystery, whose basic theological idea is this: as the matter changes if it is illuminated by natural light, so human heart may do wonders if it is opened to the Light.

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The work was completed in five days during June 2007. Marko Rupnik lead a 11 persons team from different nationalities, formed and supported by competent people who deal with theological, symbolic, historical, iconographic and artistic point of view about the images to create. The harmony we admire in the mosaic is also the result of the fraternity that artists lived together, respecting single diversity and identity. While each artist composed his mosaic’s part, silence prevailed. Each artist has to dialogue with the stones. And the stones answer, obey and communicate with heart’s artist.

Roberto Alborghetti

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ABOUT MARKO RUPNIK

Marko Ivan Rupnik was born November 28, 1954 in Zadlog, Slovenia near Idrija. He is the fourth child, after three sisters. He studied philosophy in Ljubljana and then, in 1977, enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. Theological studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome followed. He was ordained a priest in 1985. In 1991 he earned a doctorate. Since September of 1991 he has lived and worked in Rome at the Centro Aletti, of which he is the director. He teaches at the Pontifical Oriental Institute, the Pontifical Gregorian University, Saint Anselm Pontifical Liturgical Institute, and gives seminars and lectures at numerous other European academic institutions. In February 2000 he received the “France Preseren” Award, the Slovenian Republic’s highest recognition for contributions to the cultural patrimony. In 2002 he was decorated with the honor “Sign of honor of the freedom of the Slovenian Republic”, conferred on him by the president of the republic. In 2003 he received the international “Beato Angelico” prize for Europe. Besides many collective exhibits he has presented his works in personal exhibits among which those in Rome, Italy; Milan, Italy; Baltimore, Maryland USA; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Ljubljana, Slovenia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Czech Republic; Olomouc, Czech Republic; Cluj, Romania. He created lot of artworks in Italy, France, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Syria, USA, Spain.

“I’LL HEAL BY MYSELF”: ON LAKE COMO THE PRESENTATION OF THE NEW EDITED BOOK BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – THE EXTRAORDINARY AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CESARE FUMAGALLI

LENNO, ON LAKE COMO, WILL HOST THE NATIONAL PRESENTATION OF “I’LL HEAL BY MYSELF – THE CESARE FUMAGALLI AUTOBIOGRAPHY” EDITED BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

The first national presentation of the book “Io mi guarirò”“I’ll heal by myself / Cesare Fumagalli Autobiography“- edited by Roberto Alborghetti and published by Marna-Velar, will take place in Lenno (Lake Como, Italy) in the evocative and wonderful Piazza February 11. The meeting will be held on Wednesday August 22, 2012 (starting at 9 pm), in the presence of the protagonist of the book and the editor of the work, as part of summer events promoted by the City of Lenno and the Tremezzina Municipalities Union.

LENNO, ON LAKE COMO, WILL HOST THE NATIONAL PRESENTATION OF “I’LL HEAL BY MYSELF – THE CESARE FUMAGALLI AUTOBIOGRAPHY” EDITED BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

It’s not by accident that “I’ll heal by myself” – a title that can not fail to attract attention from the title – will be premiered in Lenno. Indeed, the volume has been prepared, in his first draft, exactly in Lenno one year ago. The landscape and climate of the beautiful resort on the Lake Como were the background for the preparation of a work that chronicles the life, in some ways extraordinary, of Cesare Fumagalli.

A book, indeed, to tell a human story with often painful and dramatic implications. In his autobiography, Cesare Fumagalli traces the key moments of his seventy years, childhood, the terrible years of war time, the hard work, physical disability, marriage, children, the painful experience, an encounter with his master Pino, recovery, rebirth, trips to the beautiful island of Tonga, the discovery of its ability to massage, the treatment of many people with acupressure, his passion for art and painting, the deepening of Hamer’s German New Medicine, the power and effects of fasting on physical well-being, until the day of those implacable report and diagnosis… A cancer to be surgered ​as soon as possible. Cesare reacted using the knowledge acquired in his experiences, convinced – like Marie Curie said – that in life there is nothing to fear, but only to understand.

IO MI GUARIRO’ (I’LL HEAL BY MYSELF”) – THE BOOK COVER

Fumagalli’s autobiography was titled “I’ll heal by myself”. But there’s nothing to be equivocated. Among the pages you will find nothing miraculous and wondrous, or anything likely to be misled by a painful personal history, weighted and metabolized by that positive energy coming from people who love life. “I’ll heal by myself” – Roberto Alborghetti writes in the opening pages – is a beautiful and intense expression that refers to all that potential that is inherent in every human being, a force that sometimes we forget to hold and put in motion and in play .

” I’ll heal by myself” tells us about an objective reality: we do not need a “miracle”, but a healthy, wholesome personal awareness about our ability to react and re-build. Cesare Fumagalli autobiography reminds us that “going forward” in life, means practicing skills, knowledge and perseverance which – together with faith, the power to dream and hope –  are the key to our evolution.       

Therefore, it’s not to be missed this event in Lenno, on Lake Como, in the beautiful and recently renovated square where the Romanesque Baptistery stands as an ideal setting for a book that is a story of hope and confidence in life.  

 The book is only in Italian language, but Marna-Velar is planning an English version for E-book market.

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ONE OF THE BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGS CREATED BY CESARE FUMAGALLI

SPEAKING WITH THE STONES: THE MARKO RUPNIK’S MOSAIC IN LENNO (COMO LAKE, ITALY)

“In the universe heart, the light brings out two particularly intense colors: red and blue”.

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 The beautiful mosaic dedicated to Nativity and Moses salvation – at Spirituality Center of Suore Adoratrici in Lenno (Como Lake, Italy) – is a wonderful synthesis and expression of Rupnik, who on several occasions pointed out the significance of his artistic activities, focused on the Light and based on the Light research. Marko Rupnik says: “The world is understood only in light. Things, objects, nature and man himself are only understood in the light. According to the Creator and His Wisdom, the truth is the light of the world and all that exists. But man can not look at the light. It would be too much! The source of light is behind and beyond. Here are the colors. The experience of light is the colors festival!”

Yes, the colors. Marko Rupnik says: “When matter exudes light, it tinges with color. The colors testify the world soul. Things are alive and the universe has its own heart. The color is the flesh of the world. The color is related to the universe matter. The universe is colorful. In a certain sense, it is the color. But is the light that makes us seeing it. The color and the light: they are an indivisible unity.”

THE IMPORTANCE OF RED AND BLUE COLORS

Rupnik says: “I learned that black is a color that highlights the red and blue … Death entered the world through the envy. Waiting for the morning light, during long nights, I’ve learned that persons are doing bad only because of envy. But I realized that I should be focused on red and blue colors… In the universe heart, the light brings out two particularly intense colors: red and blue. The Christians of the first millennium recognized the divine in the red color and the human in the blue. The red and blue are the unshakable foundation of the colors harmony. Getting to maturity and finding our own identity means to find in ourselves the red and blue harmony”.

WE MUST HEAR THE STONES”

On the relationship between artist and stone, Rupnik said: “When we cut a stone, we must hear it, we must be tuned in it, avoiding to go down with force and imposing our will. An artwork is borning from a dialogue in which the artist collaborates with matter in a mutual help bringing out to light the deepest meaning. Imposing our will makes a bad service to art and deceives us in life. In the mosaic, the spaces between the figures should be treated with equal attention and creative force as the figures themselves. The figures are like words, they are such as speeches. The spaces role is creating the right condition by which we can take up these words. The eye glides over the stones colors and movements; so we may hear a beauty echo in the soul. And only the beauty – because love is realized – is capable to create the right attitude to listen and understand. “

I remained speechless – as other visitors – admiring the Marko Rupnik ‘s mosaic created in Lenno, on Como Lake. A masterpiece of light, color, mistery.

Roberto Alborghetti

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ABOUT MARKO RUPNIK

Marko Ivan Rupnik was born November 28, 1954 in Zadlog, Slovenia near Idrija. He is the fourth child, after three sisters. He studied philosophy in Ljubljana and then, in 1977, enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. Theological studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome followed. He was ordained a priest in 1985. In 1991 he earned a doctorate. Since September of 1991 he has lived and worked in Rome at the Centro Aletti, of which he is the director. He teaches at the Pontifical Oriental Institute, the Pontifical Gregorian University, Saint Anselm Pontifical Liturgical Institute, and gives seminars and lectures at numerous other European academic institutions. In February 2000 he received the “France Preseren” Award, the Slovenian Republic’s highest recognition for contributions to the cultural patrimony. In 2002 he was decorated with the honor “Sign of honor of the freedom of the Slovenian Republic”, conferred on him by the president of the republic. In 2003 he received the international “Beato Angelico” prize for Europe. Besides many collective exhibits he has presented his works in personal exhibits among which those in Rome, Italy; Milan, Italy; Baltimore, Maryland USA; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Ljubljana, Slovenia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Czech Republic; Olomouc, Czech Republic; Cluj, Romania. He created lot of artworks in Italy, France, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Syria, USA, Spain.

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PARLANDO CON LE PIETRE: IL MOSAICO DI RUPNIK A LENNO (LAGO DI COMO)

Il mosaico di Lenno – presso il Centro di Spiritualità delle Suore Adoratrici a Lenno (Como) – è una mirabile sintesi ed espressione dell’artista slavo Rupnik, che in più occasione ha ricordato il significato della sua attività artistica, incentrata sulla Luce e sulla ricerca della Luce. Dice Marko Rupnik: “Il mondo si capisce solo nella luce. Le cose, gli oggetti, la natura e l’uomo stesso si capiscono solo sullo sfondo della luce. Anzi, alla luce. Secondo il Creatore e la sua Sapienza, è la luce la verità del mondo e di tutto ciò che esiste. Ma l’uomo non può guardare la luce. Sarebbe troppo. La fonte della luce rimane dietro, al di là. Qui ci sono i colori. L’esperienza della luce è la festa dei colori.”

E sui colori: “Quando la materia trasuda di luce, si tinge di colori. I colori testimoniano l’anima del mondo. La materia ha una sua volontà. Il mondo ha una propria anima. Le cose sono vive e l’universo ha il suo cuore. Il colore è la carne del mondo. Il colore è legato alla materia dell’universo. Il creato è colorato. Anzi, in un certo senso, è colore. Ma è la luce che ce lo fa vedere. Il colore e la luce, un’unità inscindibile.”

 Dice ancora Rupnik: “Ho imparato che il nero è un colore che evidenzia il rosso e il blu… La morte è entrata nel mondo per l’invidia. Aspettando il chiarore del mattino, attraverso lunghe notti, ho costatato alla luce che tanti si agitano, anche sotto l’apparenza del bene, muovendo il male solo a motivo dell’invidia. Ma ho capito che conviene essere concentrati sul rosso e sul blu… Nel cuore dell’universo, la luce evidenzia due colori particolarmente intensi: il rosso e il blu. I cristiani del primo millennio riconoscevano nel rosso il divino e nel blu l’umano. Il rosso e il blu sono il fondamento incrollabile dell’armonia dei colori. Arrivare alla maturità e scoprire la propria identità significa trovare in sé l’armonia del rosso-blu.”

Sul rapporto tra artista e pietra, dice Rupnik: “Per tagliare una pietra, bisogna sentirla, bisogna tenerne conto e non andare giù con forza, semplicemente imponendo la nostra volontà. Un’opera d’arte nasce da un dialogo, dove l’artista collabora con la materia in un aiuto reciproco per farne uscire alla luce il senso profondo. L’affermazione della propria volontà rende un brutto servizio all’arte e ci inganna nella vita. Nel mosaico, gli spazi tra le figure vanno curati con altrettanta attenzione e forza creativa che le figure stesse. Le figure sono come le parole, come i discorsi. Il compito degli spazi tra di loro è allora creare quello stato necessario nel cuore affinché siamo in grado di accogliere queste parole. Lo sguardo scivola sui colori, sui movimenti, sulle pietre, e nell’anima nasce un’eco di bellezza. E la bellezza, proprio perché è l’amore realizzato, è forse l’unica capace di creare l’atteggiamento giusto per sentire e comprendere.”

Anch’io rimango senza parole davanti al capolavoro che Marko Rupnik ha realizzato a Lenno, sul Lago di Como. Capolavoro di luce, di colori, di creatività.

Roberto Alborghetti

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