Massa Carrara province seen through the lenses of Matteo Dunchi photographer

My name is Matteo Dunchi and I'm a young photographer from Massa. In my city and in the surroundings there are many subjects to photograph: in a short time I can reach privileged locations such as places where I can admire the majestic Apuan Alps and the beautiful beaches of Versilia. I never cease to be amazed by my territory and to look for the perfect shot: there will always be a different, sweeter sunset and new smiles and glances to be captured. Matteo Dunchi on Flickr Marina di Massa pier Built where once stood the ancient charger pier, where the marble extracted from the quarries was boarded, the modern pier is a characteristic icon of Marina di Massa, a nice place to walk during all seasons. This is a shot of the Marina di Massa pier, east side. It had just stopped raining, the sun was going down. The dock has always a unique vantage point for the sunsets over the sea, so it is always full of people, fishermen and tourists.
Pier of Marina di Massa
Pier of Marina di Massa
Piazza Mercurio In the heart of the city of Massa stands the renewed Piazza Mercurio, with its colored lights, the historical palaces and the Public Library S. Giampaoli.
Piazza Mercurio, Massa
Piazza Mercurio, Massa
Massa seen from Candia hills and the Apuan Alps in the background The vineyards of the Colline di Candia (Candia hills) produce an excellent wine famous all over Italy. The hills are a perfect observation point over the city. In this picture you can also see the Apuan Alps with the pink lights of the sunset. As far as I live in this area I can always enjoy these breath-taking views, a source of inspiration for all my landscape photos.
Massa seen from Candia hills and the Apuan Alps in the background
Massa seen from Candia hills and the Apuan Alps in the background
Cresta degli Uncini and Monte Altissimo The Mount Tambura, the Cresta degli Uncini and the Mount Altissimo form a familiar profile to all the inhabitants of Massa. This photo, taken from the window of my house, shows a beautiful sunset, well defined by the colors of the sky, the clouds and the Apuan marble that is turning pink. I am lucky to see this show when I want, whenever things get interesting for a new shot. Here is a large collection of different weather situations.
Cresta degli Uncini and Monte Altissimo
Cresta degli Uncini and Monte Altissimo
Col di Melo, on the slopes of Mount Folgorito This very striking tree  is the main subject under the Mount Folgorito. In the background you can see the Mount Sagro and the Mount Carchio. This area was the scene of bloody clashes between German and American soldiers during the Second World War. In this point passed the Gothic Line, and still today some trenches and bunkers are intact. Not by chance the Germans chose the Mount Folgorito as the basis for some cannons. During clear days you can see from here the Maritime Alps, located more than 250 km away.
Col di Melo, on the slopes of Mount Folgorito
Col di Melo, on the slopes of Mount Folgorito
Chasing the Milky Way, Monte Forato The arch of the Mount Forato is one of the largest natural arches in Europe and you can see the Milky Way above the majestic arch of rock. The photo is the satisfactory result of a small self organized expedition of last summer. My passion for the mountain was turned back from this experience with wonderful people, my girlfriend and my friends.
Mount Forato and the Milky Way
Mount Forato and the Milky Way
A plus from Lucca province: the Devil's Bridge in Borgo a Mozzano While going to visit some relatives, after kilometres of winding roads connecting the Garfagnana to the Versilia area, we faced this amazing bridge. It's the famous "Ponte della Maddalena": the legend says that those who built it asked the help of the Devil who in return wanted the first soul that would have pass on it. But the first who passed was a dog so the Devil has to take its soul and for this reason it is rumored that sooner or later he will take revenge. But don't be distracted from the story: the landscape is really impressive especially during the Autumn.
Devil Bridge
Devil Bridge
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