CASTLE OF CISTERNA
The castle is situated on top of a hill at an altitude of 440 m above sea level surrounded on three sides by many valleys with a wide circle of 360-degree views of the Tiber Valley to the outer slopes west of Lake Trasimeno : Peglia mountain , Mount Amiata , Martan mountains and Serano . Built in the thirteenth century. in defense of the fertile valley of Puglia that dominates , after the destruction of a former fortress by Frederick Barbarossa, who was heading out of Spoleto as punishment for her rebellion. Perugino possession until 1378 , was the castle of the area with the highest number of fires; for the feast of St. Ercolano, the inhabitants had to send in Perugia three pounds of wax. In 1412 , the castle was bought by Ugolino III Trinci . Pope Gregory XII by Act of July 1412 , granted the castle in the vicariate Trinci, upon payment of an annual tribute , with the usual covenants of fidelity and administration of justice. In 1414 , central Italy and Umbria, were invaded by the troops of Ladislaus of Anjou, King of Naples. Ugolino III he agreed with the Florentines themselves under their jurisdiction. The castle remained in the hands of Cisterna Trinci until 1441 when their dominion ended ; at the time had 118 inhabitants . As a result of the ownership of the castle passed from one noble family to another ( Baglioni, Bennicelli , etc ...) and then remained under the protection of the archbishopric of Todi until 1980. In 1802 it was united with the town of Gualdo Cattaneo , then became part of the community S.Terenziano enfeoffed in Collazzone and independent since 1829 ; in 1861 it returned to Gualdo Cattaneo. At present is in fair condition, with the high medieval tower still visible , which is located adjacent to an inhabited nucleus of the nineteenth century . Today, most of the castle is used as a holiday - homes , a place of honor placed in a large Mediterranean forest with oaks, cedars , flowering ash , hornbeam , pines , oaks, arbutus , juniper and broom ; an almost pristine environment with full enjoyment of nature.
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holmertz (38607) 2014-04-18 10:25
A magnificent tower standing on an impressive rock. There are lots of fine grey tones matching the green tones very beautifully. You have chosen a good POV and exposed this well with great clarity and fine colours.
Romano46 (16584) 2014-04-18 10:36
un altro luogo a me del tutto sconosciuto, ma niente ti ferma e continui imperterrito a vagare per l'Umbria, come mostrano in maniera eloquiente le date dello scatto delle tue foto.
Anche qui composizione eccellente per un soggetto di grande rilievo.
Nitidezza, contrasti e colori perfetti come sempre.
Con l'occasione buon fine settimana e sinceri auguri di buona Pasqua.
dta (64142) 2014-04-18 12:22
Ciao Silvio ,
Très belle prise de vue de cette imposante citadelle . De beaux murs agrémentes de verdure et un très joli ciel .
Fis2 (83164) 2014-04-18 14:20
Good POV and composition.
I like delikate colors.
lousat (73903) 2014-04-18 14:21
Ciao Silvio,gran prospettiva verticale ottimamente gestita,architettua seriosa ripresa al meglio,ottimo lavoro,ancora auguri,Luciano
carlo62 (29395) 2014-04-18 15:27
un castello/torre molto rigoroso e perfettamente simmetrico.
Un altro bel luogo di questa piccola, ma prolifica regione.
Saluti e buona Pasqua
Subhogen (4065) 2014-04-18 21:35
Nice view of the castle tower against the backdrop of the clear blue sky. Good choice of low POV to make the castle tower look more imposing. Excellent detailing on the castle and the rock wall. Nice shot with good light, excellent clarity and natural colours. Thanks for sharing.
jjcordier (74512) 2014-04-18 22:15
Bon cadrage vertical de cette impressionnante tour carrée du château.
emka (75045) 2014-04-18 23:53
Ciao caro Silvio,
Beautiful all castle with these flowers on the walls. I do not know what they are but anyways the look fine.
Happy Easter to you and your family
photoray (10941) 2014-04-19 7:09
Fine vertical view of Cisterna, detailing up close the rock construction, rising upwards with rough textures and in good resolution.
Have an excellent Easter weekend,
dkmurphys (47666) 2014-04-19 7:32
Nice capture of this fortified castle. I like the POV and the quality of your image.
I wish you a joyful Easter!
Cricri (103015) 2014-04-20 8:18
Ciao ami Silvio
Belle lumière sur les détails des vielles pierres, bon format, lumière et présentation
Nicou (118090) 2014-04-21 1:35
Quel cadrage et compo sueprbe vue et iamge quel tour de pierre et la végétation le rendu ces crénaux au sommet sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
ourania (28300) 2014-04-22 4:48
una presentazione molto interessante, l' architettura e le tessiture del antico castello spiccano con ottima definizione e vero incanto. La tua composizione e' solidissima, con prospettiva piacevole. Hai illuminato questa vista in modo gradevole, c' e' chiarezza e luce che aumentano la bellezza delle strutture e le rendono piu' invitanti. Superbo il contrasto di cielo e vegetazione. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona giornata,