Old Saluzzo was ruled by a Marchese in medieval times. Here we are at the gate of his House in the periferi of the Medieval town - up on the hill top as medieval rulers liked it. It's a cold winter's day with a light fog.
In the Carolingian age it became the residence of a count; later it became the marquisate of Saluzzo (from 1142 to 1548). The marquisate ruled the territory lying between the Alps, the Po and the Stura, and was extended on several occasions. In the Middle Ages it had a turmoiled existence, often being in conflict with powerful neighbours, chiefly the Counts of Savoy
The Marquisate of Saluzzo is the setting of Boccaccio's tale of Griselda, the final story in the Decameron, as well as Chaucer's Clerk's Tale in The Canterbury Tales
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Noel_Byrne (22092) 2014-09-15 7:56
the light through this winter fog is magical and makes this look like a scene straight from Narnia. As soon as I saw the thumb nail I felt a little chilly so your capture of this scene has worked perfectly. I love your positioning of the backlight too, it seems the sun is almost afraid to take on this icy weather