Can you fall in love with a city in less than 90 seconds? Well, I guess that this video speaks for itself. Author of this short footage is Giuseppe Sigrisi, a well known local filmmaker who creates small pieces of art by making use of photographic techniques such as timelapse, hyperlapse, and layerlapse. However, even the “model” plays its part. No doubt that the charm of Como and its tourist attractions is undeniable. And Giuseppe managed to summarize, in less than a minute and a half, almost everything that makes Como famous all over the world.
Lights & colors
Starting with an exciting view of Lake Como from a viewpoint in Brunate, the video offers a short yet intense reportage on the extraordinary light effects by “Città dei Balocchi”, an event which is organized every year by Consorzio Como Turistica. It is amazing to see how the main attractions of Como come to life and get covered with lights and colors; all of the buildings in Piazza Duomo, including the Como Cathedral and the Broletto, suddendly turn into a daydream, with snow-capped cornices and snowflakes that gently glide along the walls. Equally fascinating are the Teatro Sociale and the Volta museum, true cultural sites that, during Christmastime, take on an even more impressive look.
Como combines culture and history
Giuseppe’s video continues with shooting other popular monuments of great cultural and tourist interest. It’s hard to say whether the neoclassical Villa Olmo is better in the daylight or in the shadows of the evening… right? What is certain is that a walk throught the streets of downtown, going through Piazza San Fedele and Porta Torre, never fails to fascinate visitors of Como.
The videomaker also included some shots to the Terragni’s palace and the fountain of Piazza Camerlata, two of the most important works of Rationalist architecture, not to mention the Romanesque churches of Sant’Abbondio and San Fedele. At the end of the video you can finally see an exciting timelapse, shot from the panoramic spot of Castel Baradello, a medieval fortress on top of a hill that is visible from almost any corner of the city.
Good job, Giuseppe!