|Scanno and some Scannesi.|
Scanno is also known for an odd historical quirk - its inhabitants, the Scannesi, believe they are descended from immigrants from Asia Minor, and several kinks in local traditions might - or might not - support this. The most famous of those traditions is the local women's dress. The headpiece could, if you're imaginative, be likened to a turban. It's also said that Scannesi women used to sit cross-legged on the floor in church. They make lace work, gold filigree - and, as mentioned, cheese - in Scanno.
|Scanno, nestling in its valley.|
|Evening light in Scanno.|
Check out Mario Giacomelli's Scanno photos here.
And some more of Henri Cartier-Bresson's (with some interesting photo-geek commentary on his compositional technique) here.
And below, I channel my inner Cartier-Bresson with some sepia shots of Scanno...the most photographed village in Italy.