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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snunney (88924) 2013-10-31 7:41
A great capture of this fascinating corner of town. I like the point of view and the well rendered textures.
lousat (81566) 2013-10-31 9:47
Ciao Silvio,composizione stretta alla ricerca dei dettagli ottimi ovunque tranne che sulla lampada,ottima esposizione e insieme molto ricco e confuso,mi piace.Buona serata,Luciano
rbassin (19603) 2013-10-31 10:23
Joli point de vue, j'aime bien l'enfilade de rues et de maisons présenté dans ce format vertical.
Bon contraste entre les zones ensoleillées et celles restées dans l'ombre.
Graal (99762) 2013-10-31 12:11
interesting informations about this place, history and legend. Good documentary shot. Nice view of old facades and stairs. Well done photo and presentation.
Have a nice evening.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-10-31 22:47
Silvio, vorrei che tu mi perdoni perché ho mentito....
prima ho detto che ero innamorata del tuo farfalle, poi con Spoleto, poi con Castelluccio ... ma la verità è che io sono innamorata di ogni tua immagine scattata...
complimenti per la bellissima foto e per il tuo commento..
un abbraccio caro amico
mirosu (15156) 2013-11-01 4:37
I like this house detail photo. The arrangement with well placed street lights is excellent, the view up superb.
Well done. Wish you a very nice weekend.
ikeharel (62041) 2013-11-01 4:48
Used all of pic. space and filled with details of the small bridge, stairs, lamp-posts and green shutters.
All part of the labyrinth built typical small towns in Italia.
Variable light managed superbly.
amaryllis (35597) 2013-11-01 7:26
superbe cadrage de l'ensemble et du passage à l'ombre et lumière, et ces trois lampadaires bien situés dans ta composition
un véritable artiste ce Silvio!
dekanski (4045) 2013-11-01 10:02
This might be called "The three lanterns"!
Nice, interesting geometry, crystal clarity.
Have a nice weekend!
ourania (35794) 2013-11-01 10:31
un delizioso gioco di linee, luce ed ombre che riempie il quadro di interesse e grazia. E' bello osservare le forme ed i dettagli, le tessiture ed i livelli di illuminazione ed immaginare la vita quotidiana fra e dietro questi muri. C' e' buonissima profondita' e ottima resa di tessiture. Un approccio intimo ed interessante su un angolo profondo del borgo. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona serata,
mesutilgim (88454) 2013-11-01 10:35
Again a perfect lacture, how a good pov should be !
Good layout and well balanced light management.
Many interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice wekeend
nikkitta (16476) 2013-11-01 14:28
Good note for a creative ( as usual ) charming capture of a corner plenty of details to watch
Like the well pleced Lamps and also the hanging ones, must be great to be here at night
Well done, congrats
Buon fine settimana
carlo62 (37938) 2013-11-01 15:11
bel gioco di linee e lampioni, con le geometrie a fare la parte principale.
Bel taglio e bel colpo d'occhio.
ChrisJ (103487) 2013-11-01 16:09
Good sharpness and shadow detail with a wonderful mixture of arches and sunlit stairs and alleys. Good density and levels with realistic looking color and saturation. Good dof withe fg lantern slightly oof but the background is pin sharp. Tfs!