Pitigliano, nearly four thousand inhabitants, is a town in the province of Grosseto located 313 meters above sea level. Charming village of the Maremma is unique for the distinction of being built entirely on a tuff promontory of striking beauty , surrounded by valleys crossed by rivers and Meleta lens . The town is certainly one of the most beautiful art centers of Tuscany and Italy , retains many monuments of art ranging from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century .
According to the legend it was founded by two young men from two young men, and Petilio Celiano , from which derives the name of the city. Petilio Petilia of the gens was an important Etruscan Roman family , while Celiano belonged to the family of Etruscan Celes Vibenna , the two young men stole the golden crown from the temple of Jupiter Stator in Rome and brought it right on the cliff of Pitigliano, where they founded the city . In fact Pitigliano is certainly older , prior to the Etruscan civilization itself, is documented here a Bronze Age village , but the cliff of Pitigliano , as the whole valley of the river Fiora , has been inhabited since the Neolithic period ( sixth millennium BC) and then in the Copper Age
Etruscan settlement , due to the nearby city of Veii, reached its apogee in the sixth century. , Replacing the nearby town of Poggio Buco on Fiora , who returned necropolis and the remains of a temple around 500 BC is probably destroyed by Porsena , king of Chiusi. The Etruscan name is not known with certainty, perhaps Statnes (or Staties ) which in Roman times became Prefecture and was called Statonia
The name Pitigliano is documented for the first time in 1061 in a bubble of Nicholas II to the canons of Sovana , it seems, in fact , derive from the gens Petilia , an important Roman family who gave their name to different locations . In 1274 Pitigliano is one of the largest forts in the county of the Aldobrandeschis in the wars with the City of Orvieto
In 1313 , the Orsini took over by marriage to Aldobrandeschis in the County of Sovana forced to long battles with municipalities before Orvieto and then in Siena, after the conquest by the latter of almost all of the Maremma , including Sovana in 1410 , the Orsini in Pitigliano move the capital of the county.
Nel1466 with the coming to power of Nicholas III , captain in the service of the major Italian states Pitigliano is enriched with Renaissance monuments , they work with artists such as Antonio da Sangallo , Baldassare Peruzzi , Anton Maria Lari. Since the end of the fifteenth century was home to a large Jewish community. In 1604 , Ferdinand I , Grand Duke of Tuscany, buys all the possessions of the Orsini , ending the county of Pitigliano , by mid-century , an increasing number of Jews , who find safe haven , in 1643 the Medici foil an attempt to occupation by papal troops .
Nel1843 Pitigliano assumes the title of city with the transfer of the Diocese from Sovana and through economic growth favored by the Enlightenment reforms of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany.
Critiques | Translate
carlo62 (19455) 2013-09-22 11:36
spettacolare Pitigliano, ripreso in tutta la sua antica bellezza.
Bravo, bel colpo.
claudeD (26980) 2013-09-22 11:44
Wonderful panoramic picture from Italy with a very good composition and fine colors and clarity. I like the picture very much. Very good informative note.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mesutilgim (73046) 2013-09-22 12:39
What a nice panoromic view of Pitigliano !
Another perfect entry in your gallery enriched with many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
Romano46 (11535) 2013-09-22 12:58
la foto è stupenda e frutto di una bella situazione ambientale e della tua pazienza.
Sicuramente é la somma di più scatti, però temo che essa non verrà apprezzata come merita per via della brutta miniatura che la penalizza oltre misura.
Mi auguro di sbagliarmi, ma purtroppo, giorno dopo giorno, sono costretto a rilevare che le foto di grande impatto visivo nella loro versione in miniatura hanno la preferenza degli utenti indipendentemente dalla loro effettiva qualità.
E questo, purtroppo, è uno dei lati negativi di questo sito, nel quale spesso si costretti a rilevare l'incoerenza tra la qualità e il gradimento e nel quale conta più il giro di amicizie che il reale valore.
Così dispiace vedere che le note che spesso si scrivono con tanta cura vengono del tutto disattese dalla più parte degli utenti, eppure il principio base del sito è validissimo: far conoscere il mondo attraverso la fotografia e le note ad esse allegate.
Siamo noi iscritti che poco alla volta abbiamo tradito lo spirito originario, spesso trasformandolo in una brutta copia di Facebook.
Ciao e buon inizio di settimana
drt100 (2029) 2013-09-22 14:06
Quite a view of this interesting place. The panorama is well done. Italy has many unique and special places. From this view ... this is indeed one of them. I would hope that within the streets and homes, this unique place, looks and feels warm and lively. Thank you for showing us this view. Well done!
dta (56710) 2013-09-22 14:15
Ciao Silvio ,
Excellnete vue panoramique de ce remarquable village a aux maisons en équilivre au bord de la falaise , et aux couleurs qui se confondent avec celles des rochers .
divail (7904) 2013-09-22 18:58
C'est un très beau panorama que tu nous présentes aujourd'hui. Les arbres au premier plan permettent d'apprécier la profondeur et les contours du village. C'est une belle vue d'ensemble.
Nicou (105851) 2013-09-22 20:14
Quel travail sur l'image merveilleux quel panorama et vue sueprbe captage de ce village quelle beauté toutes ces vielles maisons une splendeur sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
jjcordier (67270) 2013-09-22 23:01
J'espérais une version large pour profiter au mieux de la vision panoramique de ce très joli village de Pitigliano.
snunney (72728) 2013-09-23 2:35
Superb panorama of this village with a very long history. So much to see and appreciate and all in such excellent detail. Lighting is just perfect.
ikeharel (44057) 2013-09-23 2:36
An unusual cropped version in your gallery, and sure you had a good reason.
The town on the rocks is beautifully shown in excelent clarity. Using every available piece of land to be built in the typical labyrinth style.
Since I did never heared about this location, I looked up Google map and found the place on the most southern side of Toscana: 42.6335, 11.671 on the map.
Grazie for enlightening my knowledge, Ciao.
ChrisJ (91290) 2013-09-23 7:46
The super stretched wide angled panoramic crop works well here. I've done the same to an image I took of a line of camels in the Sahara which I may upload later. The blue, blue grey magenta and green horizontal strips all work well together. Good sharpness and the tallest tower makes a fine focal point. Tfs!
abmdsudi (32509) 2013-09-23 10:06
it's an excellent panorama and huge view of the old settlement taken from good shooting point that I can appreciate the much details rendered here. Exposure works fine, clarity is fine, pin sharp, colouring is vivid with great contrast to blue and green. A graceful shot! TFS
adramad (30945) 2013-09-23 12:26
Superb this great panoramic of the population that it sits pretty on those high rocky cliffs giving it a natural fortress appearance.
Very good management of light and sharpness.
A nice range of colors, which make the image even more enjoyable.
Have a nice day.
photoray (6690) 2013-09-24 17:17
Excellent panoramic view of Pitigliano for the ancient rock construction and history. Appearing like a huge fortress hilltop.
Congratulations on a fine view,
fabbs99 (11148) 2013-09-24 23:43
Nice panoramic view of the buildings out there.Nice sharpness and pov.Superb framing and very well done.TFS.
Cricri (92213) 2013-09-25 5:52
Magnifique panorama de la ville entre le bleu et le vert, netteté et couleurs excellente, très belle présentation
macjake (45588) 2013-09-26 12:13
is this a stitching?
wow, seems like an amazing place to walk around in and take photos. and even a better place to spend a night or two...any small hotels or B&B's in here?
I'll put it on my travel list for sure.
amazing hillside type of town and the elongated view makes it stand out
ourania (18672) 2013-09-27 8:18
una vista comprensiva e chiarissima del borgo attraente che fa' tanta voglia di avvicinare ed esplorare attentivamente. I dettagli e le ombre che si vedono da lontano sono intrigatissimi. La composizione e' stupenda, elegante, equilibrata ed armoniosa. Mi piace moltissimo la luce forte ed i colori semplici, naturali ed eloquenti. Complimenti e grazie!
tanti saluti e buona serata,
- Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) (105553)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-22
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Visiting Italy 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-22 11:31
- Favorites: 1 [view]