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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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Oceania (2165) 2012-09-12 5:52
It seems ordinarily but very attractive. This is beauty of Italy.
chrisvek (5515) 2012-09-12 5:58
Very nice composition with superb symmetry and awesome "game" with the shadows.Very nice POV too.Well done!
have a nice day
maria-v1981 (10403) 2012-09-12 6:07
Beautiful vertical perspective on this very old town, magnificent historic architechtures and a very good light management,excellent details and colors as usual. The stone facades are wonderful.
Enjoy the day,
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-09-12 8:39
Gli elementi geometrici del quadro sono abilmente assemblati l'inquadratura. La mostra è molto buona. I colori e la nitidezza sono eccellenti. Bravo.
Nicou (97811) 2012-09-12 9:17
quel arche et compo sueprbe iamge et cpatage quelle belle forme il fait superbe avec cette lampe et cette partie sur la maison carrée et la parie ronde quel contraste grandisoe.
Bravo et amitié
eldancer1 (17106) 2012-09-12 9:31
Simple but effective composition of lines, shapes and colors. I like the lighting and it has a good dof with nice details even the shadow part. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Schnappilic (7931) 2012-09-12 10:16
Interesting approach with great framing and splendid exposure. I like the result.
rychem (9264) 2012-09-12 10:57
Great view through the gate, I like the shapes of the walls, very attractive photo
tedesse (22134) 2012-09-12 11:27
Excellent POV and composition with superb play with the shadows. Beautiful colours and perfect sharpness. Very well done!
dale54 (4944) 2012-09-12 12:31
silvio hi,very nice,great scene,i like your POV,like the contrast of light and shadow! tfs! dr
raszid62 (18216) 2012-09-12 13:22
Splendidamente fotografato parte della vecchia città mineraria. Foto scattata dal portellone di prua. Gestione della luce e qualità perfetta.
carlo62 (12666) 2012-09-12 14:11
l'arco fa da cornice ad un insieme geometrico antico, di solito si vedono foto di questo tipo su architetture ultra moderne.
Una bella idea ben realizzata.
baddori (18988) 2012-09-12 22:28
L'ottimo orario, ed un cielo stupendo che rafforza il contesto.
Il lampione, ormai in Italia presente in tutti i centri e di uguale fattura e forse fornitore.
Sicuramente una mia intolleranza, ma io l'avrei eliminato.
Il contesto era già completo.
bayno (16241) 2012-09-12 23:38
gran bello scorcio incorniciato naturalmente, ottima la gestione della luce e lo sharp, molto belle le vecchie geometrie...buona giornata,
mohammad_H (6600) 2012-09-13 0:08
Hello dear friend
Beautiful view with nice brick wall
Good camera angle.
Have a nice day
delpeoples (45018) 2012-09-13 1:00
Una foto inconfondabile Silvio! Adoro quel gioco della luce ed ombra. Il taglio verticale va benissimo qui, accentuando la prospettiva e i dettagli dell'architettura. Bellissima anche la resa cromatica.
Un abbraccio e complimenti
dkmurphys (36857) 2012-09-13 1:42
Great shapes of the old town. A modern composition in a classic place. Well seen!
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-13 1:43
a beautiful atmosphere with superb composition and very nice details, the POV is excellent. Great shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
cornejo (18130) 2012-09-13 10:37
Ciao Silvio, bella foto di questa composizione interessante con l'arco diagonale e si è rotto in due, un quadro interessante con le texture di pietra e mattoni. Buon lavoro e interessante ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. TFS.
Buon pomeriggio e felice fine settimana
Cordiali saluti e auguri.
mirosu (5533) 2012-09-14 1:27
As I can see I've missed many of your excellent photos. I like this view through the portal to the well lighted building structures. Very well composed with the lamp on the top. Perfect contrast against blue sky. Very well done.
annjackman (13233) 2012-09-14 12:43
The varied brown tones on the old brick buildings and cobbled street are lovely. The light is falling beautifully on the shapes, curves and shadows. The viewpoint through the arch was inspired - excellent!
Best wishes, Ann