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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dta (80314) 2014-05-18 8:10
Ciao Silvio ,
Quel splendide coup d'œil sur ce village perché sur le flanc de la montagne . Le ciel et les ombres portées ajoutent à la beauté de l'image .
snunney (103389) 2014-05-18 8:17
A fine composition featuring this little village niched below the mountain. I like the light and colours and the attractive looking sky. Excellent depth.
papagolf21 (105422) 2014-05-18 8:43
Bonsoir, cher Silvio,
Une perle dans un océan de verdure. Le choix du cadrage est réalisé avec maestria comme à l'accoutumée.
Un grand merci du partage.
rychem (39563) 2014-05-18 9:05
This is a beautiful landscape with a little village at the foot of a mountain, great clarity and depth, very well captured
marabu61 (11191) 2014-05-18 11:44
Charming little sneak peek at this hidden hillsides village indeed. Great foreground, interesting subject and beautiful light.
have a great sunday
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-05-18 13:17
Beautiful and harmonious composition with the lush green mountains with the charming group of houses. The vegetation in the foreground is equally attractive in a different shade of green. Excellent composition with great framing and perfect control over the exposure.
Thanks for sharing and have a great new week ahead.
pierrefonds (68967) 2014-05-18 18:13
The wideness of the area is giving depth to the composition. The mountain and the trees are framing well the village. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the scenery. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
COSTANTINO (67400) 2014-05-18 23:29
Bella foto di casmpagnia con tanto verde
e il piccolo paese nascosto sotto la montagna
e cari saluti
jjcordier (79297) 2014-05-18 23:55
Ce beau village est très bien situé dans ce bel environnement vert.
carlo62 (52194) 2014-05-19 0:37
la storia di questo gruppo di case è più grande dello stesso borgo.
È incredibile cosa possono cambiare gli eventi.
Nicou (146928) 2014-05-19 2:21
Ave cla végétaiton en premier plan et l'enchaînement de la vallée avec le charmant village tout en fond quelle compo sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (156632) 2014-05-19 5:03
Your picture is very well through the diagonal line of the mountain.
Also the green area in forground makes these picture attractive.
A wonderful panoramic picture about these area.
Colours and view are specially.
Excellent composition lovely presentation.
Nice done, TFS.
Kielia (24077) 2014-05-19 5:12
very pleasant colors and light in this impression of this fascinating village. Your POV is excellent - it almost looks like a bird’s view. And I read your notes with great interest! TFS!
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-05-19 11:40
a beautiful impression with very nice composition and splendid colours, attractive and lovely photo,
PiotrF (20630) 2014-05-19 15:19
Ciao Silvio ,
Beautiful landscape with a little village. I like diagonal line of the mountain.
Thank you for this beautiful post.
Cricri (122669) 2014-05-20 1:48
Ciao ami Silvio
Une vue plus éloigné du village blotti dans un paysage verdoyant, montagneux et magnifique
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-05-20 8:49
Beautiful landscape and it does look like a very isolated village but it has an awesome view of the mountains. Nicely captured with good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
jemaflor (100241) 2014-05-20 11:17
Nice view with this village and the impressive mountain, well taken, light and colors are well captured.
cornejo (44755) 2014-05-20 11:26
Ciao Silvio, bella vista sul bellissimo paesaggio con il villaggio ai piedi della montagna, molto ben catturata con una grande POV con molto buona e bella foto. Un'immagine interessante di un posto incantevole con una buona nitidezza, profondità, abbastanza luce, colore e qualità. Un grande lavoro ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo bel lavoro.
Buona notte e felice settimana.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
Miguel82 (27648) 2014-10-12 7:35
Green hues are dominating here Silvio, what a magnificent area of nature, a small town with few houses is visible, excellent light