On the slopes of Coscerno, mt. 1152 above sea level, on an ancient road that led from Sant'Anatolia in Monteleone di Spoleto. Certainly when the community settled there did not seem much more secure life in the bottom of the valley, after the invasion of the Saracens dell'890. Up there lived a quiet life, semi-independent town of Spoleto, with its Statutes.
In 1241 was one of the castles, who paid fodrum to Frederick II. but soon returned to Spoleto, where he remained essentially true. For its isolation was not easy to Ghibellines banned after 1324, settling in the castle. In 1361 and in 1490 is one of the castles in the district of Spoleto. The Neapolitan troops of King Robert, by the boundless kingdom of Naples, while the conductors of Henry VII and Ludwig of Bavaria, took possession of it, left him alone in 1340, after Spoleto, by an ambassador, Robert guaranteed to help riders of 500 and 1,000 gold ducats. On the door of the castle is the emblem of Spoleto. Was devastated in 1391 by Giovanni di Cola da Monteleone. In 1639 Urban VIII ordered the construction of the road Scheggino - Gavelli - Monteleone. In 1798 and was for many years and asylum and insurgents and bandits prey on those succeeded. With the Restoration was a small town with a mayor in the standard-bearer of Spoleto. It was closed in 1875 and aggregate to Sant'Anatolia. In 1712 the village had 136 inhabitants.
The church is dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel. Roof truss. The left wall is divided into four niches with remarkable frescoes. The first in Spain or the disciple John Brunotti painted: Madonna and Child with Angels, St. Francis and St. Anthony of Padua, St. Jerome (1524). In the Second, the Pietà, Calvary, the instruments of the Passion, St. Peter, the Handmaid, Pilate, Judas, etc. rooster.; Five saints: Augustine, Leonardo, Anthony Abate, San Sebastian and Bernard, a San detached Sebastiano Lo Spain. These paintings are of local teachers (1492). In the third niche you see: the Lord in the clouds and light, with adoring angels, the Virgin in the drum and many holy monks and hermits, author unknown. In the fourth niche: Virgin and Child with two angels and cherubs, the Baptist and Saint Sebastian, Spain and the work of The disciple Brunotti. The apse and Lo made Spain a bit 'in a hurry for the many committees who was Joan hispano pentore MDXVIII. represents the apparition of the Archangel Michael on Mount Gargano: the crowning of the Virgin and apostles, prophets, angels, saints and sibyls. Above the Eternal and the Annunciation in three rounds (of the students of The Spain), Holy Spirit, St. Augustine and St. Matthew. On the right wall is only one Madonna and Child with Saint Jerome, San Sebastian and other saints of the many votive Lo Brunotti and Spain (1523). Here, the great painter has left his masterpieces. This church is truly a treasure.
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krzychu30 (15512) 2013-01-31 1:41
as I see winter still hold.Your point of view provides us with really magnificent view over this beautiful,little town and it also shows us perfectly how unique location it has.I like th eview itself as well as your superb execution.The overall quality is also very good.
Have a nice day
snunney (98297) 2013-01-31 3:53
A fine composition; I like very much the crossing diagonal lines formed by the landscape. The church and bell tower seem typically Italian to me and make a fine focal point. The image has good clarity.
tedesse (25135) 2013-01-31 4:00
Beautiful winter view of Gavelli.
Good POV and DOF, nice photo composition, great colors.
I cordially greet
Sergiom (78667) 2013-01-31 5:40
J'aime cette photo d'hiver.Il faut dire que le magnifique paysage aide beaucoup et que le ciel très gris apporte une belle atmosphère à l'ensemble.
Oceania (5202) 2013-01-31 6:29
Italian hill towns are beautiful in every season. But with snow covering the slope and roof top, this is something not seeing often.
PS: I was in Orvieto, Umbria last October. I love it. Will post pictures after finishing this topic.
Nicou (141202) 2013-01-31 8:49
superbe vue et iamge quel beau village avec la neige merveilleux ces maisons de pierres et ce doux ciel une splendeur.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (35347) 2013-01-31 9:39
Great winter scenery, nice shapes of the roofs covered with snow, perfectly done
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-01-31 11:47
Una chiesa storica, un vero tesoro in un quadro inestimabile! Le tue foto mi fanno sognare di storie d'infanzia, di luoghi dimenticati, di bei ricordi indimenticabili!
Questa è un'immagine favolosa!!!
Ciao Silvio, buona serata
nikkitta (17066) 2013-01-31 12:50
It seems there is not need blue shy to create a very good capture, it has it grey and plenty of good light given by the snow
Great POV and colors
Informative note also
carlo62 (47503) 2013-01-31 13:32
credo di di soffrire della "sindrome di Stendhal", questa immagine, come molte altre che ci hai presentato, mi da la sensazione di tornare indietro nel tempo e sentire i rumori, le voci e vedere ciò che poteva succedere quando questo luogo era nel pieno del suo splendore.
Sonata11 (33795) 2013-01-31 13:38
beautiful picture you post today. Great composition of magnificent view in winter scenery and I like this execution. Great vivid colors, perfect sharpness, clarity, an excellent POV and DOF as well. Love it.TFS.
All the best,
lousat (90772) 2013-01-31 14:00
E complimenti anche per questo magnifico presepino innevato,beato te che hai tanti spunti fotografici a portata di mano!! Buon Venerdi',Luciano
chrisvek (7001) 2013-01-31 16:50
Brilliant capture and superb composition.Very peaceful and calm atmosphere.Also so useful text!Very well done and thank you for sharing.
Have a nice day
dkmurphys (58072) 2013-01-31 22:30
I like the diagonal of the mountain and the old town rising from the snow. Well spotted scene, good work again.
jhm (152264) 2013-02-01 3:43
Thank you very much for your interesting note, this is perfect for TE, everyone can something learn.
A lovely winter view about these surroundings, I like the diagonal line of the village.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Excellent composition, nice perspective and depth picture.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
cornejo (41813) 2013-02-02 10:26
Ciao Silvio, vista eccellente e bello di questo bellissimo luogo coperto di neve, molto ben catturata in questa bella foto, con una buona tecnica e qualità. Lavoro molto bello e affascinante perfettamente fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo bel lavoro.
Buona notte e buona Domenica.
Saluti dal sud della Spagna.
ikeharel (70753) 2013-02-03 0:20
Well balanced the white against the grey sky.
Fine town under snow blanket. Good clarity collected.