Castel San Felice
It is an ancient river terrace prehistoric habitat was an Umbrian and then a Roman colony. Early sixth century, at the time of Theodoric, he formed a hermitage, a monastic cell and agriculture, around an oratory: San Felice. Curtis was Lombard, included in Castaldato Bridge. In the twelfth century the agricultural colony gathered on the height, forming Castel San Felice, a fief of Duke Conrad of Urslingen; in 1198, step in Spoleto. In 1194 was erected the church of San Felice.
According to tradition, Mauro came here, his son Felix and his nurse, at the time of Theodoric. He was one of the three hundred Syrian immigrants in Italy. S. Mauro and S. Felice, people of prayer and penance, they retreated to a cave along the Black. Known by the people for their holiness, Mauro did this to the presence of a pestilential dragon, that led to the slaughter of men. Mauro and Happy prayed to the Lord and the dragon was killed by a huge boulder fell on his head.
Felice lived in purity and spoke with the Angels. Also worked miracles including the raising of an only son of his widowed mother. Died before his father together with the nurse 16.06.535, after being warned by the angels. Mauro, left alone, he placed their bodies in a chapel that later became a church dedicated to San Felice. Even the country (which dates back to 530), took his name. Mauro founded a Benedictine monastery, he was abbot, the saint died in 555 and was buried in the same oratory. Of course, the dragon, and only a symbol. This is the deliverance from paganism and sin, but also from the swamps and ignorance. The original chapel, with the graves of the three, is now the crypt of the church. Around this was built the monastery monastic cell, an official from Farfa and then from San Pietro in Valle, which is the rough cloister. In the twelfth century priory was dependent on Sassovivo. It remains, however, a superb monument, the church.
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Nicou (123314) 2012-04-07 0:55
Fantastique vue et iamge superbe cpatage quel beau village tout regroupé sur sa colline tout entouré de belle verdure, sueprbe cpatage.
bravo et amitié
bayno (18342) 2012-04-07 0:56
bellissimo paesino immerso nel verde, mi piace molto il forte contrasto tra i colori chiari del borgo e il verde scuro del bosco...
ikeharel (58253) 2012-04-07 1:38
Wonderful view over the town built inside a fortified walls, Silvio.
Situated in a forest area, the freen surrounding's is outstanding.
Lovely taken from a higher POV.
carlo62 (33835) 2012-04-07 2:32
bello questo borgo, un pugno di case immerso nel verde, non lo conoscevo (come tante altre cose).
Sei la nostra guida umbra per eccellenza.
papagolf21 (86758) 2012-04-07 3:22
Bonjour, cher Silvio,
C'est bien agréable de découvrir des lieux bénéficiant d'un charme aussi important.
Ce village dont les maisons se pressent les unes contre les autres est un véritable régal.
Niché à proximité d'une végétation luxuriante, le village ressort à merveille avec ces teintes blanches.
REZA_V (700) 2012-04-07 3:57
Architecture is a very beautiful view of the heart of the forest.
Sergiom (61210) 2012-04-07 5:08
J'aime beaucoup l'effet de profondeur qu'apporte la verdure à l'avant plan et qui semble soulever le village tout blanc dans l'image.
jimmj63 (2313) 2012-04-07 5:28
splendida cittadina con un bel bosco dietro. ti ringrazio per queste vedute di paesi da "favola"
abmdsudi (43720) 2012-04-07 6:12
A wonderful composition with great perspective and depth and I can see what draws you in to the image; intriguing subject the castle captures the eyes straightaway. A fine shot with good detail highlights and super clarity. Colors are sublime and great contrast to surrounding. Fabulous shot, Congrats
jhm (140090) 2012-04-07 9:00
This castle is exactly a village with the a lot houses and buildings together.
Also a lovely panoramic image about these lovely area.
Excellent sharpness and clarity.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Easter weekend,
Gerrit (48316) 2012-04-07 9:25
Wonderful photo of this hidden place in the mountains with a great historical note.
rychem (24048) 2012-04-07 9:51
Beautiful historic town situated on a hill among the forests, excellent photo
tedesse (25133) 2012-04-07 12:08
Interesting a point of view from above on Castel San Felice, the beautiful put town in surrounding forest.
Wonderful colours and the good sharpness.
Have a nice Easter weekend,
Sonata11 (33283) 2012-04-07 12:16
Fabulous picturesque image. This picture to showing us beautiful architecture and surroundings. An amazingly, flowlessly executed. Perfectly well done. I love it. Thanks for sharing and informative note.
All the best and the a Happy Easter,
lousat (77848) 2012-04-07 15:10
Ciao Silvio,perfetta cartolina da questo piccolo borgo molto elegante nella sua posizione arroccata e contornato dal verde,ottimo scatto e qualita' eccellente.Buona Pasqua per la 5a volta! Luciano
PecoBud (3824) 2012-04-07 16:09
Beautiful job capturing this Castel Silvio. Wonderful DOF and POV with great color saturation and light management. I love the way the forest surrounds the Castel.
jjcordier (76860) 2012-04-07 22:58
Ce village est comme un nid au milieu de la nature. Les hautes maisons qui constituent l'enceinte formaient certainement une protection efficace contre les envahisseurs. Un bel endroit que tu as bien présenté et bien photographié.
dkmurphys (50032) 2012-04-07 23:29
Fine postcard with that small town. A superb fortified place, well taken!
foozi (7101) 2012-04-08 0:47
exciting view of this excellently placed castle. The white really stands out in the green.
Pleasant and full detailed shot.
simple but so special.
danos (87535) 2012-04-08 1:08
charmy the village on the hill that makes even more effective and adorable its surrounding from the dense trees and greenery.I like the contrast of the colours with the light and the colour management to are well captured.
Have a good Easter,Danos
siamesa (27743) 2012-04-08 1:49
Bom dia Silvio
This castle is a jewel in the middle of the vegetation.Superb composition. The colors are marvelous.
claudeD (33258) 2012-04-08 7:20
Very fine picture of an amazing place. I like this landscape view very much.You did an excellent fotojob here.Thank you for your informative note.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
aliabazari (15853) 2012-04-08 23:44
L'architettura è bella e preziosa nel cuore di una natura visionaria. La combinazione di profondità ed è ben eseguita.
Didi (57256) 2012-04-10 2:35
Bonjour cher ami
Joli village qui baigne dans la verdure.
Le lieu retiré semble paisible loin du bruit de la ville.