Castle slope of the XIII-XIV sec. on the right bank of the river Nera. The most ancient settlement was built upstream of the town and were the remains of the walls of a church. Outside the entrance to the castle, the village has evolved with the typical case of a slope. His name, like that of the nearby villa of Cese in the town of Spoleto, probably derives from the Latin "CAED", that means cutting and weeding. Oral tradition attributes its foundation to the feudal lord chisel, the mythical origin of the medieval castle built to defend the feudal abbey of St. Pietro in Valle, assigned to the lords of Chisels, vassals of the dukes of Spoleto.
The urban is characterized by a central road that runs between the two winding access roads, and some semi-circular cross the dead-end, which radiate to the ancient walls, which still identifies the perimeter.
Outside the door to the valley has developed the first center of this town, which has gradually certificate along the carriage roads surrounding the town. Chisels was a separate municipality until 1875, when it was merged with the municipality of Scheggino.
At the top of the village is the church of S. Michele Arcangelo, built in the century. XIV using the tower as a polygonal apse of the keep, then transformed into a belfry. The building was remodeled and enlarged several times until it assumed its present appearance of the church nave with side altars. The arrangement nineteenth century, taking advantage of the pronounced drop of flatness, he emphasized the grandeur of the front preceded by a staircase. Of the parish dedicated to St. Sebastian, are still preserved frescoes of the XV and XVI in the apse wall and into the compartment of the tower.
Opposite Ceselli, on the other side of the ditch, stands the church of S. Vito, a small Romanesque building with a semicircular apse, double windows on the facade and bell tower. The interior is split into two rooms in the sec. XVI and XVII, with frescoes which mainly depict the patron saint, much invoked against rabies and then against the bite of dogs. Some structural elements of the Roman period bear witness to the seniority of an older building of pagan worship.
Near the town, after passing through the village of Contaglia, find the church of S. Sabino was built in the Romanesque period along the old road to Spoleto, on a hill used to use then the cemetery has also conquered part of the old building. The walls of the nave, which ends with a semicircular apse, preserving traces of frescoes, among which is a holy bishop, perhaps the owner of the church, former bishop of Spoleto and martyr, who lived in the third century.
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jurek1951 (42194) 2014-04-01 5:57
This is a fine view of a beautiful village.great, the composition is spectacular, beautiful details and colours. Splendid shot,
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-04-01 5:59
little Italian towns shown on your photos have loads of charm and they seem just to wait to be photographed. This one sits nicely on the slope, like a bird in the nest surrounded by the hills. Nice scene and well presented with natural colors and proper framing.
Thanks for sharing
Kielia (24073) 2014-04-01 6:05
I like your approach on this fascinating heritage. It must be a gem! Your POV on this lovely place works very well and the composition is excellent. My compliments also for the interesting notes!
tyro (22162) 2014-04-01 6:29
Ciao caro Silvio,
An interesting note and a delightful photograph of this beautiful village.
Your composition is excellent and I like the way you are looking down on the village and have excluded any sky from the composition. The light and colours are beautifully soft, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
snunney (89960) 2014-04-01 6:57
A fine composition of this attractive hilltop village. I like the way the roof line follows an upwards diagonal from right to left. The light is very pleasant and the colours natural. Excellent sharpness throughout.
dkmurphys (52707) 2014-04-01 7:47
Nice capture of the charming small village. Very picturesque scene, well taken.
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-04-01 8:42
Beautiful composition with the historic buildings in fine contrast with the rustic surroundings. Excellent light and fine clarity with lovely natural colours. I liked the beautiful diagonal made by the group of buildings. Thanks for sharing and have a great evening.
COSTANTINO (59883) 2014-04-01 10:24
Bel POV del paese bella composizione architetonica
e bella nota
cari saluti e buona serata
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-01 12:31
dopo diverse località a me del tutto sconosciute finalmente una che mi è nota, quantomeno nel nome, anche se piccola e semisconosciuta.
La diagonale delle case sembra fatta apposta per fare una bella composizione fotografica e il colore delle case è quello dei tempi antichi .
Una composizione simpatica con una inserimento nel verde cvircostante perfettamente riuscino in un ambiente di ottima nitidezza.
Ciao e buona serata
Fis2 (90015) 2014-04-01 12:35
Furious view, interesting architecture.
I like tower.
carlo62 (38707) 2014-04-01 14:32
ottimo taglio, la foto è ben suddivisa in due triangoli con la diagonale virtuale del paese a fare da divisorio.
Altra chicca umbra, altro castello trasformato in borgo, altra bella e interessante condivisione.
pierrefonds (60378) 2014-04-01 19:19
The twon is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the houses and of the buildings. It is clear and sharp. Have a nice day.
fabbs99 (16817) 2014-04-01 20:58
This is a marvelous image of the mountains and the castle.Perfect composition and sharpness.Keep sharing. TFS
rychem (28069) 2014-04-01 21:41
Another fantastic view of an Italian town . The location of the town is simply impressive, very well captured, beautiful photo
jjcordier (79014) 2014-04-01 23:05
Encore un joli village qui vient compléter ta très belle série de la région de Perugia.
Nicou (130091) 2014-04-02 1:08
Charmant village dans la pente quelle vue et compo sueprbe cette végétation et toutes ces maisons collées sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
saxo042 (37678) 2014-04-02 2:26
This village is in a beautiful context with the surrounding nature, the houses are placed along a diagonal with the church forming a top of the live and also adding a red roof, as an accent. Beautiful!
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-04-02 8:43
Silvio, le tue foto mi fanno sognare..con un modo nostalgico, romantico e bellissimo!!
torneró in Italia......per godere di queste viste uniche e magnifiche..
grazie caro amico
dekanski (4210) 2014-04-02 8:49
No specific comments, I just want to say that I like the photo
Subhogen (4067) 2014-04-02 9:33
Beautiful view of the castle perched on the hill. I like the contrast between the cluster of white house and the green slopes in the BG. Nice image with excellent clarity and nice light. Thanks for sharing.
cornejo (35833) 2014-04-02 10:56
Ciao Silvio, bella vista di questo grazioso villaggio, che si trova sul pendio della collina, molto ben catturata con una grande pov con bella e abbastanza posto. Una bella immagine di un bel posto, molto buono incorniciato, con acutezza, profondità e qualità. Un grande lavoro ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo bel lavoro.
Buona notte e felice resto della settimana.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
ChrisJ (104245) 2014-04-03 10:05
A picturesque hilltop village with tightly clustered buildings effectively framed and composed leaving good breathing space right around. Nice sharpness and realistic looking colours & saturation. It looked like these hills have been scorched my wildfires at some point in the past. Tfs!
Graal (100112) 2014-04-03 11:18
another interesting presentation of village in your portfolio. Nice view, good shot from fine POV. Nice bell tower on top of hill. Good photo-work and informations.
Have a nice evening.
ourania (36386) 2014-04-04 8:48
ho apenna scritto a Dimitris (dip) per la sua foto piu' recente, presa a Mani, Peloponeso. Mentre gli antichi villaggi di Mani sono piuttosto abbandonati, i tanti borghi della tua regione continuano di vivere e di trascorere i secoli. Bella vista in una splendida giornata al inizio della primavera. Ottima composizione con il villaggio visto dal alto dentro un paesaggio piacevole ed interessante. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona serata,
PS Ho dimeticato di dirti che mi e' piacciuto molto quello che mi hai scritto su Maria Callas, lo capisco benissimo.
Miguel82 (26541) 2014-08-27 11:01
Authentic little village Silvio, a church, narrow streets and old houses, excellent resolution, greetings