Armenzano is part of the municipality of Assisi (PG) .
The village is located 8 km east of the city of Assisi, on the eastern flank of Mount Subasio , at a height of about 740 m above sea level . Its population in the medieval period consisted of about 400 people (40 burners) and in 1950 there were 550 people, now reduced to thirty . The inhabitants are called armenzanesi .
Built along the road that joins Spello to Assisi, Armenzano is situated on a hill where you can enjoy splendid views of the hills and mountains of Nocera and the green valley of the river Anna .
The hill on which stands Armenzano , round and tight makes it compulsory for the construction of houses in two concentric circles ; higher isolated stands the house of the medieval squire . The walls surrounding the castle are now completely ruined .
Isolated with respect to the structure of the country, is the Church of S. Mary, built by the Camaldolese friars of S. Sylvester in the twelfth or thirteenth century.
Armenzano The name derives from the Latin " Armentum " , which means herd of cattle , horses, ... the main resource of the country was, in fact , for a long time , breeding also because its geological structure , strongly sloping , lends itself to pasture but not agriculture.
Umbrian origins in the Middle Ages the castle was owned by the Count of Napoleon Umbertin Monaldi (died in 1257 ) , who was a great friend and admirer of St. Francis and his host whenever the Holy went to preach in the area. Of the sons of Napoleon should be mentioned Ugolino 's husband and father of Blonde DiALTA . Dialta , yet in her youth , as soon as the Scifi Clare founded the Order of Poor Clares , entered the convent changing its name profane, celebrated in the dances and songs of love , in that of Sister Lucia. Some sites also originates Blessed John the simple , a follower of St. Francis, who used to imitate in all its expressions and movements.
In ancient times, the castle belonged to the municipality of Spello , as part of the Duchy of Spoleto and the Diocese . It seems to have then been sold to Assisi by the heirs of Napoleon in 1271.
Since the 80s it hosts a famous Nativity , which each year attracts a large number of visitors from all over Umbria . The village, with the participation of all inhabitants, turns and takes the visitor back in time , presenting clothing, work and life styles of the time.
Remarkable Astronomical Observatory of Armenzano , built in '99 readjusting a house in the village of about 60 square meters to private initiative alone . All the work of transformation has been carried out in accordance with the particular environment in which it is inserted.
Posted in the Natural Park of Mount Subasio, enjoys an almost total absence of light pollution .
Near the castle is the church of Santa Maria always wanted by Camaldolese friars in the thirteenth century
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besnard (49947) 2013-09-21 3:59
Ce genre de photo est ton style et tu réalises parfaitement.
marina7 (7160) 2013-09-21 4:53
great photo cleverly composed. The view opening through the arch gives so much depth to the picture. Beautiful old cobbles and masonry add charm to the scene.
Have a great weekend!
danos (78112) 2013-09-21 6:28
nice the view as the presentation of the arch with the woody hills on the backdrop of the image to make it so beautiful and relaxing one.
The hanging lamp in the middle decorates perfect the whole scene.
Have a good weekend,Danos
amaryllis (32051) 2013-09-21 6:42
Bonjour Mon ami
superbe cadrage de ce passage bien à l'ombre et la lumière au bout sur ces montagnes
une belle architecture et j'aime le lampadaire juste au dessus
Nicou (105767) 2013-09-21 7:08
Quelle Image et compo sueprbe vue et captage quel arche et rendu sur la pierre quelle lumière et image sueprbe vue et image.
Bravo et amitié
dkmurphys (42483) 2013-09-21 8:33
Fine view through the arcade. There's something charming about this scene...could be the walls, the hills...
Enjoy the weekend.
rychem (13628) 2013-09-21 8:46
I like the landscape shown through the gate, beautiful place and beautiful photo
carlo62 (19399) 2013-09-21 9:44
sei mai riuscito a fare un inventario degli archi che hai fotografato?
Sarebbe interessante, probabilmente un record, un bel record.
Stavo osservando la differenza tra il primo arco e gli altri, ol primo è sicuramente originale, si vedono benissimo le pietre consumate dal tempo, mentre gli altri sono in mattoni e neanche troppo antichi.
Il tempo passa anche per gli archi.
photoray (6656) 2013-09-21 16:35
This ancient rock arch and cobblestone path leads the eye outside Armenzano to the distant forested hills.
Certainly a fine place to stroll and absorb medieval history.
Happy trails to you,
ChrisJ (91276) 2013-09-22 3:00
A good downward pov with the dual sides of the steps adding superb lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective. Excellent sharpness and shadow detail. The arch with lamp nicely frame the bg forested hill. Tfs!
ourania (18616) 2013-09-23 13:38
un posto molto bello e preservato benissimo. Mi piace molto come la prospettiva del sentiero guida alla discesa e come il magnifico paesaggio attira lo sguardo su. Superba l' interazione delle linee che compongono la struttura di pietra e deliziose anche le diagonali del paesaggio. La luce e le tonalita' naturali sono molto piacevoli. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona notte,
nikkitta (8951) 2013-09-23 17:30
Encora a frame made of stones and bricks for in dark and at the back a green well illuminated landscape
Creative and beautiful with the hanging lamp at just the middle
Buona settimana, Maria
Cricri (92167) 2013-09-26 4:41
Superbe aussi le cadrage avec l'arche de vielles pierres et la lanterne offrant une jolie vue sur le paysage lumineux, belle image