City of Latin origin located on the Tyrrhenian Sea, was the site spa and holiday resort since the times of the Romans; At the beginning of the sixth century A.D. century the ancient cittàfu sacked and destroyed by the Goths, who roamed the Lazio and the Roman coast, the ancient port was abandoned, and all the survivors moved to a small group of houses around the temple of the god Neptune, who, after a short time, it would become the current medieval town of Neptune.
Later, from the Renaissance until the unification of Italy, was the fief of various families of Lazio and during Fascism was united in a single municipal government, with the neighboring Anzio.
Returning an independent town after the war, is now a city of nearly fifty thousand inhabitants with its own marina and, in addition to its core feature for summer holidays, has become an alternative housing than in Rome because of the lower cost of the buildings.
Heart of the town is the old town, interwoven with stately homes and simple tangle of streets and squares, all around the Collegiate Church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist and John the Evangelist. To one side of the Collegiate there was the Oratory of Mount Carmel, the other the church of SS. Sacramento, in front of the baronial palace already Column, now owned by Borghese. On one side of the village the beautiful building of the Segneri, across the majestic Doria-Pamphili palace, also owned by the Borghese, with frescoes by Pier Francesco Mola, especially in the halls and in the party room.
Worth a visit to the cemetery of the fallen Americans.
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lousat (82604) 2014-06-27 8:27
Ciao Silvio,una prospettiva davvero molto originale,ricca di triangoli e curve,una scelta del pov diversa per un risultato bellissimo,ben esposta e dettagliata! Buon WE,Luciano
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-06-27 9:50
another wonderful composition with superb clarity and details. The stairs lead excellently to the different elements. Lovely natural colours and great texture of the old architecture.
Thanks for sharing this lovely photograph.
Have a nice weekend.
Nicou (130145) 2014-06-27 9:57
quelle iamge et compo sueprbe vue ces escaleirs de pierre et en fond ces deux pots de fleurs superbe.
Bravo et amitié
photoray (13680) 2014-06-27 10:37
Attractive pathway of mosaic rocks in curve patterns leading to the arch entry, and with rock steps leading upwards to classical architecture.
Would be enjoyable to stroll the paths and soak in the history and culture.
besnard (55105) 2014-06-27 10:58
Voici le genre de photo où tu excelles. Tu as le coup d'il pour mettre en valeur les escaliers italiens.
Bravo et bonne soirée.
Noel_Byrne (27430) 2014-06-27 11:13
Superb scene, it was a brilliant idea to line the stairs up straight like this and have the rest of the scene on an angle, as the stairs drag the eye through the scene and create an excellent sense of depth. Yet another place I would love to exploring and see what is behind all those doors, and down that lane.
mesutilgim (89124) 2014-06-27 13:05
Hello dear Silvio,
Another pefect capture with perfect pov and layout.
The cobblestnone pavement adds a unique taste.
TFS and have a nice weekend
ourania (36428) 2014-06-27 13:35
molto attraente ed interessante questa composizione di prospettive, l' effetto combinato e' superbo. Pur avendo poco spazio alla tua disposizione, hai incluso molti elementi e dettagli, presentando un' immagine dinamica e comprensiva. Ottima la resa delle tessiture e dei colori. Questa immagine fa' voglia di esplorare l' antica citta' di piu'. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buon fine settimana,
dip (23844) 2014-06-27 13:50
another wonderful shot with interesting details of architecture,
I like the perspective where creates the staircase,
fritzi007 (8695) 2014-06-27 13:58
great photo, excellent sharpness, very good comment, well done my friend!
emka (86487) 2014-06-27 14:11
Ciao Silvio, How you fine such places?? I have never heard about Nettuno and how beautiful this corner is. Nice stairs, beautiful Gothic windows in the tower, splendid presentation.
WArm regrads Malgo
carlo62 (38729) 2014-06-27 14:27
mi intimorisce un po' quel vaso sospeso, però mi siederei volentieri su quella panchina, sembra messa a posta per starsene in tranquillità.
Bella composizione, quella scala con i gradini consumati è inquadrata perfettamente.
rychem (28093) 2014-06-27 21:11
These old stairs and walls are simply impressive, very well composed photo, compliments
Mics (809) 2014-06-28 1:54
Wow! wonderful composition my friend. I like very much your POV and I am strongly convinced that you have a knack on experimenting on different kinds of perspectives. Beautiful work :-)
Have a nice day,
sabermonajati (10403) 2014-06-28 5:43
excellent perspective and nice composition from old texture you captured.
imageme (1790) 2014-06-28 9:23
Hi Silvio, Wonderful composition. The stone path leading to the arch entrance, the stone steps on the right leading to the second floor to the lovely original architecture. The benches on the left provide space for resting. What a nice place to meditate oneself in this quiet corner. Thank for sharing
Cricri (111433) 2014-06-29 21:54
Ciao ami Carlo
Tout bon cadrage, la netteté bien rendue de tout l'ensemble, un contraste entre une partie ancienne et plus récente, belle composition