Cisterna at the Old Square (Piazza Vecchietta) in Castiglione d'Orcia
The settlement is mentioned for the first time in 714, when it was a possession of the Aldobrandeschi family. In 1252 it became a free commune, but lost its independence in the following century to the Republic of Siena, which entrusted it to powerful families like the Piccolomini and Salimbeni. Later, Castiglione was part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and, from 1861, of unified Italy.
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rbassin (22811) 2014-05-13 11:31
Une bonne prise de vue, j'aime bien cette vision entre deux maisons, s'ouvrant sur ce paysage de la toscane.
C'est bien fait, bonne lumière et bien cadré.
carlo62 (48205) 2014-05-13 15:20
questi scorci sono tipici del mio paesaggio, ma continuano a colpirmi e ad attirare la mia attenzione.
Ottimo scatto, ben composto.
daddo (26786) 2014-05-14 4:51
Zdravo Aleksandar.Great light, sharp in the foreground and becoming hazy in the distance. The resulting sharpness of detail on walls, cobbles and roofs contrasts nicely against the dreamlike fields and hills.Well chosen format. Pozdrav. Klaudio.
Silvio1953 (143049) 2014-05-14 8:55
Ciao Saa, lovely composition with nice corner of fascinating Val d'Orcia, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
willperrett (10683) 2014-05-14 11:29
Archetypal Italian photograph: it almost defines Tuscany. Beautifully framed by the houses, and the focal point of the well with the distant view beyond is very well managed. Good work.
Hanssie (10794) 2014-05-24 3:20
Great photo with this fantastic view in street
and behind, lots of details and old textures, love it !
- Copyright: Aleksandar Dekanski (dekanski) (5226)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Sony HX200v
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/2000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Giro d'Italia
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-13 8:57