This is an Italian village with a difference, it doesn’t have a piazza… it has a pool.
In the heart of Tuscany, along the antique pilgrim way "Via Francigena" connecting Canterbury (U.K) with Rome, you will find the fascinating village: Bagno Vignoni.
The tiny village centre is a large rectangular basin in which hot thermal spring waters flow from its underground volcanic origins. The healing properties of the thermal waters in Bagno Vignoni were discovered first by the Etruscans and then by the Romans - great lovers and connoisseurs of thermal baths. Illustrious visitors such as Pope Pius Piccolomini , Saint Catherine of Siena, Lorenzo de Medici, not to mention poets and writers through the ages that have all enjoyed of the therapeutic waters of the village.
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cornejo (41879) 2014-06-25 11:32
Hi Rosemary, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting view of this interesting town, very well captured in this nice picture with good sharpness, depth, pretty light, color and quality. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Noel_Byrne (31012) 2014-06-25 13:10
When I think of these therapeutic waters I always think of calm and peaceful places, and that is exactly what you captured here. No wonder poets and artists come here, this scene alone makes me feel relaxed, never mind actually being here! Beautiful calm sky, lovely architecture and a great idea to include the flowers on the bush to the right, the color they throw into the scene adds a lot. Very fine place and great shot.
carlo62 (47581) 2014-06-25 14:26
bella foto e bella condivisione, vedo che sei riuscita a cogliere particolari molto originali dell'Italia, non ti sei soffermata sui monumenti principali, ma stai cercando di mostrarci piccoli gioielli.
E lo stai facendo molto bene.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-06-25 22:56
Ce grand bassin thermal est étonnant. Sert-il encore pour des curistes actuels? Jolie photo.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-06-26 1:45
this place looks magical. Full of warm light and Italian character that your well chosen POV emphasises so beautifully. Who could resist spending some time in a little village like this. Irresistible!
Regards - B.
snunney (98371) 2014-06-26 2:22
It looks very attractive this little village nestling under the Italian sun. You have composed the shot very well, making good use of the framing shrubbery and using the path to create perspective and depth. Lovely colour contrasts and excellent textural detail. Presumably the Via Francigena lost at least some of its importance after The Reformation?
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-06-26 5:06
What a place to visit. A beautifully composed image that makes good use of the streaky blue sky and green vegetation to frame the Tuscan architecture and pool.
Sergiom (78729) 2014-06-26 5:50
J'aime beaucoup cette composition.Les fleurs à droite qui servent de cadre poussent le regard vers la gauche vers cette belle piscine bordée de murs de pierres. Le ciel est un superbe complément à l'ensemble.
Oceania (5202) 2014-06-26 7:22
The village is so quiet under the crispy Tuscan blue sky. I like the shade of flowers on one side. They made the picture vivid and more enjoyable. Thanks for sharing.
Nicou (141280) 2014-06-26 19:42
quelle iamge et ocmpo quelle vue et cpatage avec ce mur le plan d'eau la végétation comme un tout grand lavoir mervielleuse vue.
Bravo et amitié
ricardomattos (6875) 2014-06-26 20:07
Beautiful composition with lovely colors, sharpness and clarity. Very good FG with these pink flowers on the right side.
miumiu (6113) 2014-06-27 1:27
l love the colours and sharpness of your photo.
These buildings are so beautiful.
The flowers are lovely in the right side.
l think Tuscany is one of the most beautiful place in the world. You presented it very beautifully.
dekanski (5182) 2014-06-27 9:06
Another place I've visited a year ago. Although at first glance it gives plenty of opportunities for good photos, my camera did not "like" it! And I would say - neither did yours!
macjake (67534) 2014-06-30 10:03
with a title like Healing Waters, I just had to take a look :)
I like that you visited these smaller towns too, we stuck to most of the larger cities...but we'll visit Italy again.
and you're right, its strange for a city/town not to have a piazza. So did you go for a dip here? haha
two things stand out the most, the sky and its clouds, and the green shutters on the left.
oh yeah, 3 when i include the warm golden light.
nice shot all around
ChrisJ (113355) 2014-06-30 22:40
Punchy light contrasts with good sharpness and the ubiquitous oleander trees at right add a welcome splash of color and frame the scene nicely as well as adding a Mediterranean flavour. Nice warm cold color contrasts between the blue and yellow. Tfs!