Schioppo is a delightful village in the Nera Valley, located 475 meters above sea level, near the path that connected to Spoleto and Monteleone Ceselli through Castelmonte, behind a rock, which bears the name "rock" (lat. Scopulus ).
The settlement, clustered around the parish church, is dominated by a large tower house with tower, which formerly was probably watching and defense functions. At the town was active until the end of the century. XIX a "valchiera" that exploited a rich source of water and was also used by neighbors for washing and dyeing fabrics.
From the administrative point of view depended Schioppo Ceselli Castle, which has always followed the fortunes, until the union with the City of Scheggino. The church of S. Nicola reveals its origins in the Romanesque lancet window in the belfry and the portal reassembled in the apse wall when, in the radical restructuring of the century. XVI has changed the orientation of the church.
The interior has a nave covered with trusses, houses a fine sixteenth-century paintings and the remains of the previous century decoration. XV. Foremost among the devotional fresco paintings, dated 1541, that a developer dedicated to his knees S. Vito's grace received through the cure by the bite of a snake. Just seems to end where the road begins the difficult mountain route of the Via Contane, known locally as "the way of Spoleto, which reaches the city via Raisch (m.784), in complete abandonment, and the ruins of Castelmonte (m. 1035), already in ruins and uninhabited at the time of the pastoral visit of Bishop Lascans in 1713.
Fourteenth century the church depended on plebanate of Civitella.
Until 2006 only two residents living in the country, mother and son, Giuseppa Rossi 95 years and her daughter Mary.
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rbassin (22825) 2014-04-06 3:39
une très belle photo , d'un endroit merveilleux;
ces maisons en pierre sont superbes et dégagent beaucoup de charme.
mesutilgim (95260) 2014-04-06 3:40
Nice capture with good pov.
Very good layout and nice blue sky creating a perfect contrast with the rocks.
TFS and have a nice weekend
tyro (24842) 2014-04-06 3:45
Ciao caro Silvio,
An interesting note about this place and a delightful photograph to accompany it.
Your photograph is beautifully composed, the ancient stonework standing out beautifully against the sky and the distant view of hills. Lovely soft light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
snunney (99142) 2014-04-06 3:45
The gravel path draws the viewer into the scene taking them toward attractive house in the background. I like the light and colours. Excellent rendering of the textural detail.
dip (23888) 2014-04-06 4:22
nice image of the rural house,I like the natural colors and the lighting,
very well composed!
lousat (91430) 2014-04-06 4:40
Ciao Silvio,ci abiterei volentieri in quella casetta con una grande vista e poco giardino da coltivare,ottima cattura con qualita' al top come oramai accade sempre ultimamente.Buon pomeriggio,Luciano
Sergiom (79755) 2014-04-06 4:52
Je pense bien qu'on ne peut pas aller plus loin dans ce petit sentier. La porte est le dernier rempart. Une belle image profonde et nette sous une belle lumière.
jhm (152982) 2014-04-06 5:04
You found a nice old place in your country, taken with depth and perspective.
The colours and structure are excellent constructed.
Also great quality and perfectly of colours.
A nice composition, excellent captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
carlo62 (48357) 2014-04-06 5:56
bella scaletta di tetti e camini, ottima qualità.
Immagino ci sia un gran bel panorama, probabilmente non è comodo abitare qui in inverno, ma nelle altre stagioni deve essere uno spettacolo.
Schnappilic (9690) 2014-04-06 6:43
A nice place to live in this cute house. Impressive place! TFS!
amaryllis (37039) 2014-04-06 8:16
superbe photo de ce village comme nous les aimons, perchés, des maisons de pierre, une petite allée, typique
Nicou (142210) 2014-04-06 8:19
quel beau mure et amenée à la maison sueprbe vue et cpatag merveilleux quel ensemble et iamge.
Bravo et amitié
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-04-06 10:03
great view, the composition is very spectacular, beautiful architectural details and the POV is superb,
cornejo (42373) 2014-04-06 11:46
Ciao Silvio, molto buona composizione con questo bellissimo angolo della villa, splendidamente catturata in questa immagine interessante, con una buona nitidezza, profondità, luce e bel colore. Molto buono ed interessante lavoro ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo bel lavoro.
Buona sera e felice inizio di settimana.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
ChrisJ (114061) 2014-04-06 11:59
I liked the three stepped chimneys on the horizon line and their dark tops add a nice graphic element against the lighter blue sky. The concrete path adds good lead in lines. Excellent sharpness and saturation. Prickly pear is everywhere! It was a serious pest in Australia where it was foolishly introduced and went viral. Tfs!
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-04-06 13:04
Nice view of the village stone house.Excellent POV and perspective, beautiful colors and light, good sharpness.Keep sharing.TFS.
Fis2 (97695) 2014-04-06 14:00
Good frame and colors.
I like windows ;)
imageme (1790) 2014-04-06 15:29
Hi Silvio, Fine POV with nice light. The path leads me to the end to see this charming old house. Exceptional details and lovely composition give a comfortable atmosphere to this corner. Thank for sharing
Corry (4508) 2014-04-06 20:31
Belle capture de cette vieille maison en pierres accrochée à la montagne au bout de ce chemin. Il ne manque que les couleurs d'été pour embellir cet endroit. Bien fait.
abmdsudi (54101) 2014-04-07 5:03
The narrative gives an insight into the shot helping to appreciate the photo even better. Good symmetry of an extensively detailed old dwelling supported by beautiful sharp and unique style in its traditional colours, The blue sky is just lovely creating a striking contrast enhancing the overall impact. Pleasure to view, great capture. Congrats and tfs
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-04-07 7:59
wonderful view of the charming old building! You used the light to great effect bringing out the subtle shades and textural details of the building and its surroundings. Excellent composition with great dof.
Thanks for sharing and have a great new week ahead.
rychem (36097) 2014-04-07 9:26
High quality photo, beautifully captured and composed, excellent sharpness and management of light
dekanski (5273) 2014-04-07 10:13
I love such places and such photos. I enjoy each!
nikkitta (17066) 2014-04-07 14:26
Now only two people living in this charming village, may be after this capture it becomes famous in TE at least
Good color and textures of the stones but what adds interest are the three chimmeys shutting the horizon in a creative way
pierrefonds (66476) 2014-04-07 19:04
The street is leading my eye toward the house which is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the house. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
Cricri (119541) 2014-04-09 9:19
Sublime lumière de janvier sur ces vielles pierres, une demeure intéressante dans sa construction aux trois cheminées!! belle composition