Ancient castle of the town of Spoleto, now part of the City of San'Anatolia.
In the Middle Ages Grotti discouraged the establishment of new households by imposing a high tax for foreigners.
Set in an troglodyte behind a high rock wall with a dominant fortress The territory circostate.
The town of Grottoes is today in sparsely upstream and downstream of the road to Spoleto, divided into four groups homogeneous Castle, Monteverde, San Pietro, Burghittacciu and many other houses scattered around. The name certainly comes from the morphology of the place where there are caves, ravines, rocky peaks and gaps that have been exploited in the construction of the first homes. Upstream of the town are the remains of the ancient castle of the Middle Ages, where we see many natural elements, dominated by the fortress called La Torre.
The parish church of St. Peter is located in one of the nuclei of the country, of ancient origin, but much altered by subsequent interventions, inside which are preserved some seventeenth-century paintings of the same period of 1857 and an organ, built by Eugenio Sword (from the church St. Gregory of Spoleto) and restored in 1985 by Piccinelli Ponteranica. Every year in the month of June is held in the church an organ concert organized by the Rocca di Spoleto.
In a central position to the village there is the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the SS. Sacramento or the Addolorata, which contains an interesting series of paintings of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, recently restored by the Superintendency of Perugia. Not far from the village, along the road to Spoleto, is the church of Our Lady of Scentelle, with an adjoining chapel, inside which is visible image of the Madonna with Child attributed to the painter James Piermarino of Castel San Felice. Near Grotti is also the name of Rocca EISA, a place where according to mythology Lombard would be hidden by the famous chicken golden chicks.
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snunney (67334) 2013-01-25 6:01
A pleasantly lit composition with a good balance to it. The eyes move naturally up the frame following the lines of buildings. Very good colours and clarity. Well done.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-01-25 7:42
where do you find all these lovely places? What a tiny charming village built on the slope, which allows to admire multilayered plan. Great POV and composition! Colors, contrast, sharpness - all very masterly done!
tedesse (22122) 2013-01-25 8:07
You have talent my friend, to search for interesting places! Beautiful to look at Grotti. Excellent POV and composition. Nice colors and light, good sharpness.
Nicou (97679) 2013-01-25 8:33
superbe captage et compo en long merveilleuse vue et image avec cette roche ces falaises quelle image.
Bravo et belle soirée
lousat (57626) 2013-01-25 8:50
Ciao Silvio,bello scorcio soleggiato colto nel momento migliore,anche senza neve o altri fenomeni atmosferici fa' la sua brava figura,eccellenti dettagli ed esposizione.Buona serata,Luciano
eldancer1 (17036) 2013-01-25 9:48
Very nice capture of this hillside village. Good lighting and dof with nice details. The vertical format worked well with the composition. Well done, tfs.
Graal (88886) 2013-01-25 9:54
nice vertical composition here. I like the view of Grotti. Great weather you had, light is superb. An interesting informations.
Have a nice WE.
nikkitta (5862) 2013-01-25 11:58
Very good composition with the row of old typical houses to give deep at the capture with true soft colors
I quite agree with the comments, you are like an impressionistic painter , searching and finding beautiful places
Bravo, have a very good week end
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-01-25 12:47
Ciao Silvio, un magnifico villaggio con il colore e lo stile tipico della provincia di Perugia, molto ben presentata qui con colori naturali e straordinari dettagli nitidi.
Mi piace molto Grotti!!!
Saluti cordiali, sempre
carlo62 (12582) 2013-01-25 15:13
le case si inerpicano, probabilmente, per quello che una volta era il sentiero che portava al castello, uno dei tanti che punteggiavano il paesaggio italiano e che ne gestivano il territorio.
Bei colori naturali ed ottima qualità.
Sonata11 (28331) 2013-01-25 20:58
magnificent shot of architecture and nature. Wonderfully executed and perfectly well done. Colors, sharpness, clarity, POV are an excellent. Love it.
All the best anmd have a wonderful WE,
jjcordier (62328) 2013-01-25 22:20
Jolie composition verticale pour nous présenter de belle façon ce village dont les maisons s'étagent sur la colline.