Poggiodomo is a town of 145 inhabitants of the province of Perugia.
One of the smallest municipalities in Italy (the smallest of Umbria by population), is a thousand meters above sea level surrounded by lush green lands of the Nera Valley, in the upper valley of the river Tissino.
Poggiodomo from the Latin word "podium" podium, platform, and "dome" to cultivate. Located at m.s.l. 974 with a total population of 174 inhabitants is the smallest and highest town in Umbria. The surface of the entire municipality is sq. km. No 40.01 and includes 3 fractions, Usigni, Roccatamburo Mucciafora.Le and its origins date back to the twelfth century, is located on the river valley and is dominated by mountains Tissino Carpenale and Coscerno. In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries the history of the City are closely linked to those of the towns of Spoleto and Cascia. It 'sure Poggiodomo in 1361 was no longer part of Spoleto is also evidence that in 1377 the entire territory of Poggiodomo was under the dominion of Cascia. The 1st September 1529 at St. Salvatore was read to approved the Statute of Poggiodomo, where he acknowledged the authority of Spoleto. In 1559 the area was hit by a violent earthquake that forced many changes in the various countries from the urban point of view, this is the case of Poggiodomo that developed ahead of the old castle, the town is still possible to see the plant developed around the ancient castle to the church of S. Carlo Borromeo. The fraction of Usigni underwent profound changes especially at the urging of Cardinal Fausto Poli. The position of the poles and its magnaminità availed themselves of the town of Spoleto Valnerina and Cascia but above all with whom he had close ties to government. In 1629, while "butler" and donated it to the Prefect of the Apostolic Palaces of St. collegiate Mary of Cascia silver reliquary containing a thorn in the tradition of the crown of the Redeemer, also one of its many merits we should mention the constant efforts to promote the process of beatification of Sister Rita Lotti was that despite acclaimed blessed by the people, the church does not had yet officially recognized as Blessed. For the Poles Usigni his native country he built the church of St. Savior of drawing from the school of Bramante. In the nineteenth century there is the establishment of the City, in 1809 with the occupation of the Papal States by Napoleon, was separated from Cascia Poggiodomo and official recognition as an autonomous territory. The Municipality was confirmed by the unit of Italy in his land, and was maintained despite the request made by the Ministry of Interior of aggregated to the municipality of Monteleone di Spoleto. In the first half of the twentieth century is marked by two world wars and also in Poggiodomo many victims were recorded.
The town is surrounded by places where nature reigns unchallenged, precisely because of his isolated position Poggiodomo has always been a place of refuge for monks, hermits, the exiled Ghibelline medieval and partisans, who, during the Second World War we founded the Brigade more operational.
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tedesse (22122) 2013-02-17 0:35
Hello Silvio neighbor today!
Another beautiful winter view, today, beautifully situated city Poggiodomo. Excellent POV and composition, beautiful colors and good sharpness.
Have a nice Sunday
Royaldevon (17791) 2013-02-17 0:52
Another very attractive shot from this mountainous region. You really have relayed a mood of wintery chill, with the drab tree colours blanketed by the white snowy carpet.
The line of houses makes a welcome relief, snuggling into the hilside.
Despite the poor light, you have captured sharp details for the viewers.
Have a lovely Sunday,
danos (74020) 2013-02-17 1:11
nice the view of this Wintry scenery with the light snows to have covered the larger part of the ground.I like the light and the colour management of the image as the beauty of the place.
Have a good Sunday,Danos
lousat (57674) 2013-02-17 1:24
Ciao Silvio,gran contrasto per aver il meglio da questa situazione,bellissimi i dettagli che con questa spolveratina di neve fanno faville,un pochino storta a sinistra comme d'habitude..ehehe...buona Domenica,Luciano
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-02-17 2:02
another lovely picture of your country. What a shame there was not more light - but you did your best under the circumstances. The colors are muted but the yellow buildings provide some contrast and liven up the scene.
mesutilgim (67982) 2013-02-17 3:21
Dear Silvio, my neighbour !
Amazing wintery capture from this hillside of Poggiodomo.
The pale yellow color of the buildings creates a nice contrast with the surrounding.
Many interesting notes as well.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Nicou (97727) 2013-02-17 4:59
quelle Coline et image la belle rondeur devant ce village de pierre avec la neige superbe vue et ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
kabel (991) 2013-02-17 8:01
Hello, a wintery view of the ancient town of Poggiodomo. Subtle brown hues and the starkness of the trees provide us with this country image. Excellent dof and exposure. TFS,
JFS (32153) 2013-02-17 8:14
Silvio, mamma mia che belleza! Dimmi chi ha illuminato il paese per te? Mi piaceno le differente luce. Grande lavoro!
rychem (9227) 2013-02-17 8:29
Attractive photo of this small location, beautiful view, perfect lighting and composition
nikkitta (5886) 2013-02-17 8:37
Interesting note to introduce this very good winter capture, amazing how you managed the light that comes from the soft colors of the houses
Like the branches at the BG
Greetings and Good Monday
dip (21919) 2013-02-17 8:48
nice capture of the wintry scene!
carlo62 (12610) 2013-02-17 9:37
proprio un gruppo di case, i pochi abitanti devono godersi una gran tranquillità.
Un ottimo pov, con un bel contrasto, i colori tenui delle case si intonano benissimo con resto.
cornejo (18088) 2013-02-17 10:32
Ciao Silvio, foto molto buona di questo punto di vista piuttosto interessante della villa, molto ben composta e incorniciato. Immagine molto buona con chiarezza, profondità, buona luce e colore. Lavoro molto buono e bello perfettamente fatto, con buona qualità, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo interessante lavoro.
Buona sera e felice inizio di settimana.
Tutto il meglio dal sud della Spagna.
Romano46 (4930) 2013-02-17 10:59
non conoscevo - neanche di nome - questo comune della tua Umbria, ma poichè tu hai il dono di far diventare bello tutto quello che fotografi anche queste poche case abbarbicate sulla montagna appaiono graziose nelle loro tinte pastello.
Infatti colpisce la macchia di colore completamente immerse nella vegetazione più o meno fitta, tra gli elementi della natura che d'inverno non sono certamente clementi.
Le note sono sempre molto interessanti e ricche di notizie. Peccato, come al solito che tutti frettolosamente votino la foto senza neanche prenderle in considerazioni.
Ciao e buona serata
Cricri (86463) 2013-02-17 12:24
Ciao ami Silvio
Belle vue du village aux façades clairs, joliment entourer de forêt, bonne lumière qui filtre le ciel gris
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-02-17 12:33
Ciao Silvio, un bellissimo villaggio e molto pittoresco, mi piacerebbe visitare. Il mio tipo di posto di rimanere e godere, non troppe persone, ambiente fantastico in tutti gli aspetti!!
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-02-17 12:56
L'immagine descrive l'inverno e il villaggio un modo intelligente. I colori chiari sono evidenti nel paesaggio più scuro. Composizione e qualità sono eccezionali. Bravo.
jjcordier (62344) 2013-02-17 21:35
C'est un plaisir de découvrir avec toi les jolis villages de cette province de Perugia. Chacun a son charme propre et a toujours une situation haut perchée intéressante.
dkmurphys (36819) 2013-02-17 22:44
Another attractive winter capture from that wonderful area. Well seen, I like it a lot.
maria-v1981 (10403) 2013-02-18 0:57
An attractive winterscape shot from a superb, high vantage point. The perspective is wonderful. I like the strong contrast from the colour of buildings and ths forest.
Have a nice week,
Graal (88908) 2013-02-18 7:29
very nice view of village between the mountains. I like the contrast, colours and composition. Good note and photowork.
Have a nice evening.
abmdsudi (26281) 2013-02-18 8:04
It's a spectacular snowy landscape captured from impressive vantage point with the brightly lit pastel houses render such a great impact within the setting. This is indeed an excellent quality shot, composition, contrast and sharpness are spot. A breath taking shot and your effort is paid handsomely. Well done
kennyblack (4139) 2013-02-18 11:10
Ma quanto bella è la luce particolare che sembra accarezzare il villaggio immerso nella neve e nell' ombra. Molto bello il contrasto e la scelta del POV.
Un sincero saluto abbraccio ed augurio di buona serata a Voi due ..... Marino & Desy
Didi (48930) 2013-02-20 9:23
Pas beaucoup de neige chez moi
Très belle vue sur ce vieux village avec un intéressant éclairage spot
wolf38 (28190) 2013-02-23 23:25
Hello Silvio. What can I say: the photo is perfect. Very nice light, natural colors and composition. Excellent technical quality. Informative text. I like the photo very much.