Bettona, about 4,200 inhabitants in the province of Perugia , stands on a hill m. 355 slm, at the foot of which combine Chiascio and River Sand Martin , on the northeastern end of Martani . It is placed among the most beautiful villages in Italy . Of Etruscan origin , founded between the eighth and seventh centuries BC The coat of arms of Bettona figure a map with oval leaves : is the Betonica officinalis which, according to popular etymology , would give the city its name . Useful in many diseases and widespread in Italy, has generated two ways to say " have more virtues of betony " and " known more of betony ." In Roman times it became a "municipium " with the name of Vettona . In the war between Augustus and Mark Antony, the city sided with the latter , suffering a severe defeat. With the advent of Christianity , the city was evangelized in the first century AD by St Crispolto and became a bishopric .
During the barbarian invasions Bettona also began a rapid decline .
Passed under the Byzantine rule and then to the Lombard Duchy of Spoleto.
Free commune since the twelfth century , submitted first to Assisi, then was conquered in 1352 , after a long siege , from Perugia. The city was burned and demolished , the only exception Churches : 157 men of the primary site were taken prisoners in Perugia and with them the body of St. Crispolto . In 1367 Cardinal Albornoz commanded that the city was rebuilt in a circle of walls narrower than the previous one, but much more fortified .
It was under the rule of Trinci of Foligno from 1389 to 1425 , when it was granted by the Pope to the Baglioni of Perugia. In 1648 finally passed under the dominion of the Holy See and followed the fortunes until unification of Italy.
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snunney (72728) 2013-11-04 5:45
The point of view offers a fine overview of this attractive hilltop with the church tower making an excellent focal point. Pleasing light and colours; very good sharpness.
photoray (6690) 2013-11-04 7:06
Impressive gothic rock classical hilltop village, with a historical background of centuries, including Etruscan and Roman heritages.
Your eagle eye view stimulates me to visit and stroll the winding cobblestone paths.
jjcordier (67270) 2013-11-04 8:30
Très jolie photo de cette belle ville perchée. Belle lumière d'avant ou d'après orage.
rychem (13688) 2013-11-04 9:26
Beautiful wide panoramic view of this town with fantastic location, excellent light, great central composition
cornejo (22556) 2013-11-04 9:47
Ciao Silvio, bella vista di questa interessante città situato in una zona interessante, molto ben catturato con un grande POV, in questo molto buona e bella foto. Una bella foto di un posto interessante, con una buona nitidezza, profondità e qualità. Una bella, buon lavoro perfettamente fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo interessante lavoro.
Buona serata e felice inizio di settimana.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
Fis2 (77000) 2013-11-04 12:01
I like POV and colors.
carlo62 (19455) 2013-11-04 15:21
ottimo pov per riprendere questa storica città, i suoi passati sono di grande valore e la sua posizione dominante lo testimonia.
macjake (45588) 2013-11-04 15:56
I'm very jealous :)
cant help but love this scene, this point of view and this style of architecture.
the bright blue skyline and the light are also wonderful aspects.
lucky for you to see this in person :)
Vasa (16612) 2013-11-05 0:32
Superbe panorama like the best postcard from Perugia in sunny day. All compliments caro amico Silvio! Long life to your Big Oak, amico!
danos (78124) 2013-11-05 0:35
panoramic the view of the village as is build on and around the hill with the stone made houses to are so close to each other.I like the architectural style of the buildings as the beauty of them.
Nicou (105851) 2013-11-05 4:51
quel beau village et iamge avec les deux clochers qui ressortent mervielleux quel groupement des maisons autour des ces édifices et vue.
Bravo et amitié
holmertz (31322) 2013-11-05 6:53
Another beautiful view of an ancient Italian town, like so many others strategically located on a hilltop. The tightly packed grey houses offer a fascinating view and you have taken a picture with very good colours and excellent light.
eldancer1 (20824) 2013-11-05 9:18
Beautiful landscape and architectures. Nicely captured with good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
COSTANTINO (44171) 2013-11-05 11:19
Bella panoramica vista dal alto del paese
bel POVottimi detagli
cari saluti e buona serata
ChrisJ (91290) 2013-11-05 14:13
A superb high hilltop village overlooking the attractive hilltop village perched precariously atop the rocky outcrop. Good sharpness and excellent pastel colors that look realistic. I like the subtle warm cold colour contrast between the warm hued fg and bg blue grey sky. Tfs!
SnapRJW (23678) 2013-11-06 5:15
Hello Silvio - This looks lime a beautiful little hill town so neat and well care for. You have found a very good vantage point and the details and situation are well displayed in this composition. Warm regards Rosemary
jemaflor (74078) 2013-11-06 10:48
A nice pov on the village on the hill, good light capture and contrast with the shadow on the Fg, good detail in the Fg also with this house on the right side.
dkmurphys (42527) 2013-11-07 0:07
A village upon the hill is always spectacular and perfect to capture. Well done, love it.