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Acquaviva is an Italian town of 3,860 inhabitants in the province of Ascoli Piceno in the Marche.
Acquaviva is located on a hill that dominates the landscape of the Tronto valley, a few kilometers away from the Adriatic Sea and San Benedetto del Tronto. The elevation mid-hills of the town (359 m above sea level) you can see, in the days of good weather, as well as the highest peak of the Sibillini (Mount Vettore), even the most distant mountains of Abruzzo (Gran Sasso, Majella).
The site Acquaviva was inhabited since prehistoric times, which has yielded numerous artifacts especially vintage Piceno, but also in Roman times. When the Piceni, that there were certainly settled in the sixth century BC, remained subdued in Rome, the territory acquavivano retained vitality thanks to the proximity of the city of Castrum Truentinum.
But it was the barbarian invasions that the hill saw the birth of a real urban settlement: the arrival of the Lombards and Saracens led in fact to repair the coastal populations of the surrounding hills. The village was originally a possession of Farfa (947), then it became a fief of the Acquaviva family (hence the name) in the thirteenth century, built a fortress.
In 1341, Acquaviva transited under the control of the city of Fermo, which constituted an important garrison in enemy territory, preserving the coastal possessions (San Benedetto in Albula) from the mire of Ascoli. In the fifteenth century the castle underwent a significant population increase led to a doubling of the town, with the construction of the eastern sector, called Terra Nova Terra Vecchia as opposed to that sort near the fortress, was the original center of the country. This also made it necessary to build a second stronghold facing east.
Included in the papal legation Fermo, Acquaviva was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy by plebiscite in 1860. In 1799, during the Napoleonic campaign of Italy, the anti-French forces led by the brigand Sciabolone had put on fire destroying the local archives and with it the source of direct observation of the local history, whose reconstruction is based primarily of external evidence.
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Sergiom (39148) 2012-08-31 5:49
Un point de vue remarquable sur la ville qui permet d'inclure le château qui semble protéger les maisons qui l'entourent. La netteté est grande et les couleurs belles.
Nicou (97583) 2012-08-31 5:49
Fantastique captage de ce village avec la belle tour et le château qui ressort et domine le tout quelle compo sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
Highmountains (1834) 2012-08-31 6:17
This photograph from a distance of the old town of Acquaviva captures the spirit of the medieval times. The solid walls, the tall watchtowers, tall turrets - show that the people of those days worked on grand scale...Everything had to be much greater than life size.
The sun drenched walls have been crisply taken. The gateway on the bottom right is probably the entry to the old town. There is a sense of austerity in design as the tall walls and towering ramparts are flat and without any design. The windows are simply openings without and external protrusion. The immense watch tower is in the centre of your composition and balances the other old buildings around it.
Thanks for the photograph and the informative notes.
papagolf21 (76495) 2012-08-31 7:25
Bonjour, cher Silvio,
Voilà une très belle présentation de la ville. Vue panoramique qui permet de visualiser l'édifice principal et les très vieilles maisons environnantes.
Un cadrage fort bien pensé et fort bien présenté.
J'apprécie tout particulièrement.
lousat (57594) 2012-08-31 8:37
Ciao Silvio,ottimo momento con la miglior luce per create la perfetta cartolina,grandi dettagli,colori e...drittissima!! Buona serata,Luciano
JFS (32077) 2012-08-31 9:05
Silvio, ma che bello è questo paese! La composizione è perfetta, belle archittetture e grande gestione de luce. Grazie!
Buon fine di settimana
cornejo (17990) 2012-08-31 9:29
Ciao Silvio, immagine molto bella di questa splendida vista del castello e parte della città, molto bello e la qualità dell'immagine tecnicamente buona. Ottimo lavoro eccellente fatto, complimenti amico mio. TFS.
Buon pomeriggio e week-end felice.
rychem (9177) 2012-08-31 10:58
Beautiful view of an old Italian town, I like the texture of the walls and the amphitheater arrangement
of the houses, great shot
kathryn_weir (1742) 2012-08-31 11:02
Your POV helps to emphasize the layers of building superimposed on each other very well. The range of colours in the stone facades, all so similar yet slightly different is wonderful. I love the towns like this in Italy and your photo reminds me how much I woul slime to explore further, especially less touristy towns.
Have a great weekend
carlo62 (12518) 2012-08-31 14:17
la rocca è veramente interessante, sembra anche ben tenuta, ottimo il paesaggio e la luce, tra l'altro, visto che hai ricevuto la benedizione di Luciano, confermo la perpendicolarità delle linee, ma ovviamente la mia opinione non fa testo, visto che sono più maldestro di te.
Uno splendido fine settimana a te
pierrefonds (48321) 2012-08-31 16:22
The trees are framing well the buildings and the castle. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the buildings and of the castle. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
Sonata11 (28273) 2012-08-31 21:07
I really like the color tones in this beautiful picture. You executed like usually in high quality and a really beautiful architecture shot.Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a great WE,
bayno (16149) 2012-08-31 22:19
Ciao Silvio, ho fatto una cena medioevale dentro il castello un agosto correlata da fuochi di artificio sparati da un mio amico..che magnata....
il paese è una chicchetta...ottima la scelta del POV e lo sharp...
emka (58078) 2012-08-31 23:35
Ciao Silvio, Splendid view of this town with the impressive castle and i have never heard about it. it is italy! Every town, big or small, is interesting, with fantastic monuments. excellent presentatio n.
Graal (88820) 2012-09-01 0:44
very nice view of old town. An interesting architecture and castle up. Good shot from fine POV. Well informations. Photo I like.
Have a nice WE.
jhm (122366) 2012-09-01 0:58
These city was my completely unknown, but this is a nice old city with a lot nice buildings.
You chose a very well angle this gives depth and perspective.
Sharpness and clarity are wonderful.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
tedesse (22096) 2012-09-01 11:43
Wonderful view of an old Italian town, excellent point of view. Beautiful colours and light, good sharpness.
mauro61 (52527) 2012-09-01 12:09
mi piace questa bella immagine ricca di luce con un taglio stretto sull'abitato e sul castello che lo sovrasta,
dkmurphys (36737) 2012-09-02 1:01
Another beautiful postcard with the old fortified town. Well taken scene, enjoy the day.
ikeharel (37254) 2012-09-02 1:39
A castle looks as a stronghold fort, defending town in old times. The view is inclusive over town, under bright daylight and good depth. There must be a river somewhere... derived fronm it's name Acquaviva.
pedram_abazari (917) 2012-09-02 5:20
عکس بسیار زیبا و جالبی است دوستش دارم .
رنگ خیلی خوبی دارد بااحترام