Abbey of Santa Maria di Valdiponte
The Abbey of Santa Maria di Valdiponte is an ancient Benedictine monastery located north of Perugia , which appear only in 1749 , for the first time , with the name of Montelabate resulting from a nearby castle , the name by which it is now commonly note.
Ancient and imposing Benedictine abbey overlooking the extensive grounds of the farm to which it belongs . Inside there is a beautiful cloister , which then leads to the ancient crypt , all'affrescata the Chapter Room and an impressive wine cellar housed in what was probably the lower church .
The date of foundation is uncertain , the first documentary evidence , in fact , date back to 969 : Pope John XIII, with a privilege, confirmation Abbot Peter the monastic properties and instructs him to restore and reform the monastery according to the ancient rule of St. Benedict and a document of 993 attests to the donation of land to the monastery of Santa Maria di Valdiponte , therefore , its foundation is definitely before 1000 . After the end of the Roman abbeys were an important point of reference for the population. The Abbey of Montelabate controlled about 40 parishes.
From the fifteenth century the abbey lost its independence and began the succession of abbots general partners , mere executors of the papal directions .
Towards the middle of the seventeenth century , Cardinal Filippo Monti will introduced the Cistercians , who restored the abbey life . In 1860 , however , with the unification of Italy , the Cistercians were expelled and the abbey was sold to the Marquis Doctors who transformed into a villa and farm. In 1959 it was purchased by Senator Gaslini and is still owned by the Foundation Gaslini in Genoa.
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dekanski (3012) 2014-03-16 11:18
great! For my taste a little too much grass, but it is a fantastic POV.
carlo62 (31444) 2014-03-16 11:49
Gran colpo, ottimo il pov scelto, l'effetto è fantastico.
macjake (55562) 2014-03-16 11:56
this looks like the type of photo that i'd take! haha
for a great visual impact its important to achieve strong perspectives, and thats exactly what we see here.
sharp lines, height, depth, and impact.
mesutilgim (83046) 2014-03-16 12:42
Hello dear Silvio,
Your pov is quite overwhelming !
Very nice capture of this old abbey , perfect TE entry with many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
imageme (1625) 2014-03-16 13:00
Hi Silvio, Super nice POV along with good light management. Everything is in details and the blue sky gives nice colour contrast to the composition. Regards
dip (23594) 2014-03-16 15:55
from this viewing angle the Abbey looks really impressive,very well captured and framed,
Corry (4508) 2014-03-16 20:02
Beau point de vue en contre plongée sur cette ancienne abbaye, ce qui la rend encore plus imposante. La note est très intéressante. Bien fait.
Sonata11 (33225) 2014-03-16 20:43
Hi Silvio, wonderfully composed image of this architecture in vertical format. Well done with beautiful natural colors, perfect light and sharpness, clarity. Great job like always. Perfectly well done. Tfs.
Best regards, Barbara
emka (77444) 2014-03-16 23:58
Ciao Silvio, Interesting old abbery, very creative composition without any symmetry. Amazing perspective. Well done.
Have a nice week
jemaflor (83757) 2014-03-17 0:21
Interesting effect with this angle, impressive monument with an original presentation, light and tones are well managed, tfs.
HimalAnda (9334) 2014-03-17 0:45
I like the low POV: the church seems to be very powerful, impressive, that way.
saxo042 (37268) 2014-03-17 1:21
A very good POV which enhances the impression of this abbey. A very interesting architecture and a good note. Very pleasant colours here too.
snunney (82559) 2014-03-17 3:51
If it were not for the rose window one might think this abbey was some form of fortification rather than a place of worship. Your upward point of view certainly emphasises the massive architecture. The image is pleasantly lit and has very good colours and sharpness. Thanks for sharing the photo and the interesting accompanying note.
Sergiom (58734) 2014-03-17 5:46
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue très vas qui donne beaucoup d'ampleur à cette vielle abbaye.J'aime les ombres sur le sol ainsi que la superbe lumière sur la façade.
Oceania (4772) 2014-03-17 6:11
250 years' history maybe not long enough to Italy. But it is very long by America's measurement. The soft light on the walls is very nice. I like this picture.
Graal (96799) 2014-03-17 9:01
interesting old historic walls of Abbey here. Nice stairs and facade. Good informations and photo-work.
Have a nice evening.
eldancer1 (27203) 2014-03-17 10:02
I don't anybody can just enter this monastery, it look formidable! Great pov making the building even more massive and imposing. Good details. Well done, tfs.
photographer_sg (3791) 2014-03-17 12:42
fantastic composition with everything great! the framing is masterful and the colours and textures superb. thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
ourania (30187) 2014-03-17 13:09
mi piace molto il dinamismo e la suggestione dell' antica abbazia e della tua presentazione di essa. E' superbo il quadro verticale ed il modo in cui hai esaltato il tuo punto di vista verso l' alto. Magnifiche le tessiture, naturallissimi e vividissimi i colori. La luce e l' ombra sono molto gradevoli, l' atmosfera ha il fascino della storia lunga dell' abbazia ma anche la freschezza dei primi giorni della primavera. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona serata,
Subhogen (4065) 2014-03-18 2:06
Good choice of angle and POV to accentuate the height of this beautiful old abbey. Excellent framing. I like the contrast between the grassy FG, the abbey and the clear blue sky. Very well taken, thanks for sharing.
pierrefonds (56472) 2014-03-18 18:43
The tight frame is putting the abbazia in evidence. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the architecture of the abbazia. It is clear and sharp. Have a nice day.
Cricri (105331) 2014-03-20 6:43
Une prise en contre bas qui met le bâtiment encore plus en valeur, bonne lumière et couleurs des pierres entre le bleu et le vert
Didi (56307) 2014-03-20 10:50
Parfois je vois des images déformées et très mal composées
Mais ici c'est une très belle photo où les perspectives sont très bien gérées
Parfaite netteté de l'image où l'on apprécie la texture de la pierre
fritzi007 (4537) 2014-03-20 12:31
very good view of the abbey, very good sharpness and comment!
nikkitta (14618) 2014-03-21 15:31
Impressive vertical POV, capture loooking up with sharpness that lets admire costruction and textures
Informative note to introduce the Abbey
Avere un buon fine settimana