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
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carlo62 (19513) 2013-09-23 5:59
i toscani colpiscono ancora, ma ti hanno permesso di fare una foto meravigliosa.
La diagonale è bellissima, con uno splendido gioco di luci e ombre, dove hai inserito sapientemente una bella coppia di signori.
besnard (49971) 2013-09-23 7:03
Un bon jeu d'ombre et de lumière, beaucoup de symétrie ave tous ces grillages identiques. Les promeneurs ajoutent de la vie à l'ensemble.
Romano46 (11607) 2013-09-23 7:06
questa foto l'avevo già vista sull'altro sito e mi aveva colpito assieme ad un altro paio della stessa serie per la bella successione di luci, ombre e motivi grafici che la rendono particolamente piacevole, anzi, ad essere sincero, pur avendo le due caratteristiche del tutto differenti, la preferisco a quella panoramica di ieri. Ma se il tuo vuole essere un discorso completo su Pitigliano, per cui parti dal generale per scendere nel dettaglio la scelta è più che giusta e questo è un secondo step di altissimo livello.
Complimenti per la composizione di gransissima efficacia e per la definizione che sono il fulcro di questo eccellente scatto.
Ciao e buon inizio di settimana
Nicou (105947) 2013-09-23 7:22
quelle compo et vbue quelles colonnes et compo sueprbe toutes carrées avec les personnage quelle vue splendide.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (72796) 2013-09-23 7:31
A wonderful perspective with the repeating graphical elements. The couple are well included, nicely placed in the frame and adding a touch of vitality to the composition. The long shadows are the cherry on the cake. Inspired photography.
tyro (15729) 2013-09-23 8:24
Ciao caro Silvio,
An interesting note and a fabulously graphic photograph with lovely composition!
The light coming in from the left and casting regular patterns across the road and pathway as well as lighting the openings on the left, is delightful. It also illuminates to couple at bottom left and we follow their lead as we progress into the photograph.
Gorgeous light and colours, an excellent composition and exquisite details and sharpness.
A Fabulous Photograph!
bayno (18338) 2013-09-23 8:46
Silvio qui ci veniva un B&W strepitoso...ma è molto bella anche con queste tonalità...è proprio tra i miei generi preferiti...buona serata,
rychem (13740) 2013-09-23 8:52
Great shot, interesting POV and perspective of a row of pilars, great play pf shadows
jemaflor (74128) 2013-09-23 9:01
Well taken, good angle with all these columns, interesting effect with light and shadows and also well taken with these people, tfs.
eldancer1 (20850) 2013-09-23 9:29
Simple but effective composition. Again, I thank you for the wonderful information--I'm a lot about the world from your posts. Good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
rbassin (13385) 2013-09-23 11:27
une très belle photo, j'aime beaucoup le rythme des piliers avec les barrières et l'effet produit par la lumière.
Schnappilic (9088) 2013-09-23 12:18
A splendid framing with clever composition. The result is perfect. Great timing!
Una buona serata!
pyffepa (623) 2013-09-23 12:24
What a wonderful picture, a nice perspective and the two characters who invite us to imagine a story about them.
The light is wonderful.
macjake (45588) 2013-09-23 12:30
wonderful looking photo with all these repetitive shapes and contrasting shadows and light.
has a real peaceful mood that is truly felt.
I wonder how much the mood would be changed if the two people were hand in hand!
nice work here
lousat (64295) 2013-09-23 14:55
Ciao Silvio,fantastica prospettiva e gran gioco di luci ed ombre con effetto 3D super,l'inserimento della coppia ha fatto il resto! Buona giornata e complimenti,Luciano
ChrisJ (91292) 2013-09-23 15:58
The repetition of the vertical columns and their shadows is mesmerizing. The people add scale & context as well as a contrast to the static bg and a good focal point. Superb graphism and sharpness with a wonderful sidelight that reveals the textures of the stone. Tfs!
fredon (5052) 2013-09-23 21:54
Excellent frame and graphic picture with pattern repetition. Great shot !
jjcordier (67332) 2013-09-23 22:47
Une composition très graphique avec une belle exploitation des jeux d'ombre et de lumière et des deux personnages.
dkmurphys (42597) 2013-09-23 23:11
Spectacular effect of the huge arcades. I like a lot your scene, well captured moment.
krzychu30 (12777) 2013-09-23 23:32
perfectly composed image my friend!
I like here this strong play of light&shade,but also your POV,which creates here so eye-catching long perspective.
And finally the presence of these teo people and how you placed them in the frame contribute also to the success of your composition.
Have a nice day
fabbs99 (11218) 2013-09-23 23:39
Superb shot Silvio,
I just love the depth of field in this frae.
ikeharel (44125) 2013-09-24 0:55
This beautiful Aqueduct is on the other side of the narrow hill the town built on, and shown on your previous photo. Red this on the web.
Fabulous pic. with the addition of the couple stroll u der the shaded archs.
Excelent photojob done, salute,
jhm (128091) 2013-09-24 1:00
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
You play excellent with light and shade, specially the different iron fences care for an attractive picture.
This couple is a nice addition to these picture.
Nice composition, excellent presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Cricri (92267) 2013-09-24 7:44
Excellente perspective avec les zones d'ombres et de lumière sur le sol, bon cadrage du couple, très belle composition
gervaso (9247) 2013-09-24 8:50
Very nice perspective, and the light coming from the other side of the aqueduct is great, perfectly captured, giving beautiful colors and contrast to the image! Wonderful composition! Excellent job!
dip (22130) 2013-09-24 10:30
The play of light and shadows seems really interesting and you captured it very well!
good chosen pov where creates an amazing perspective,and the human inclusion perfected the composition,well done!
subhendu_bagchi (21140) 2013-09-24 19:08
namaste Silvio, another nice work from you. Like the repeatatively arranged fencing grill and the columns. Like also the incoming light through it which created a nice perspective here. The couple walking gently through it made the mood. Excellent light management and fine depth. A very good one. Tfs.
marina7 (7162) 2013-09-25 1:35
amazing shot with great symmetry and geometry. Everything seems to be in perfect order. Great monochrome color scheme too. Excellent work.
resat1972 (6531) 2013-09-25 4:11
Grafik etkisi yüksek
güzel ve canlı bir kare
derinklik çok iyi
COSTANTINO (44199) 2013-09-25 12:34
Bella foto bel grafismo ed ottimo il gioco della luce
e l'ombra complimenti e cari saluti
Royaldevon (21523) 2013-09-25 14:22
Ciao Caro Silvio,
What a beautiful shot!
The repeating vertical and the light and shadows, create an amazing setting for these two figures, who create a most interesting scenario.
It seems, to me, like the opening sequence of a film.
My warm regards,
nikkitta (9023) 2013-09-25 15:16
What a perspective taken in a graphical way
Creative capture playing at the right moment with rights of light and shadows
Congrats for the superb compo
Graal (92190) 2013-09-25 23:31
nice and attractive theme well captured and presentation here. Amazing effect. Very good composition with the couple on left side. Well done.
Have a nice day.
adramad (30989) 2013-09-26 6:32
A superb image in this plane closed on the columns of the aqueduct, the shadows of the same and bars, give the effect of light and shadow wonderful.
Good brightness and sharpness, with vibrant colors.
Very well done.
Have a nice day, my friend.
abmdsudi (32529) 2013-09-26 9:30
This image portraying couple of visitors was captured as they walked blissfully giving the scale and depth, Lovely perspective and repeated pattern of those pillarsthe play of light and shadows along with wonderful colours, Well taken shot, Congrats
photoray (6700) 2013-09-26 16:11
I am attracted to the geometric view of the openings with parallel bars and shadows, and very uniform.
pierrefonds (51056) 2013-09-26 18:46
The shadows shown on the floor are assets to the compostion. The presence of the people is adding life to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the pillars. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
ourania (18738) 2013-09-28 12:23
un' immagine magnifica, composta ed illuminata superbamente. Hai inquadrato la scena in modo sapiente ed artistico creando uno scenario con intrigatissime prospettive e geometrie. Un contesto affascinante per la coppia che e' cromaticamente integrata nel ambiente ed aggiunge delle ombre sottili fra quelle imponenti. Non possiamo vedere dove li porta il loro cammino e le loro posture evocano un tono malinconico. La luce e' meravigliosa. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona serata,
siudzi (27779) 2013-10-21 11:27
Like this street life scene a lot! The wall of columns looks very interesting and created a beautiful pattern of the image. Charming play of light and shadows captured. Well done. Cool pic!