Sellano is a town of 1,165 inhabitants in the province of Perugia, located 640 m above sea level stands on a hill overlooking the valley of the river Vigi , right tributary of the Black River.
Roman settlement , probably derives its name from the Roman tribe of perhaps due Syllinates mentioned by Pliny or even the followers of Lucius Cornelius Sulla , who founded it appears in 84 BC giving it the name of their leader.
Perhaps part , until the second half of the twelfth century , the Apennine feud of the accounts of the Germanic Alviano , probably was one of the first castles in this area , to develop the practice of freight prepayment and the structure of the autonomous municipality mountain , establishing a second when a federative pact with the expansionist and defensive town of Spoleto, in whose diocese , as all the Nera Valley , moreover, was included since the dawn of Christianity and of the Lombard rule .
In the Middle Ages had a particular strategic importance , as determined by its geographical location , and this was subject to the Lombards and thus included in the Duchy of Spoleto, after being under the rule of the Lords of Norcia (XII century).
After the Papal States in the thirteenth century, became in sec. Feud of the fourteenth Collicola , gentlemen Montesanto .
He was never strong enough to be independent , but it was a great point for its strategic geographical position, in the centuries his fate becomes inextricably linked to that of neighboring towns .
Ghibelline autonomist tendencies and was on several occasions, until 1523 , at the head or in partnership with movements of rebellion and political claims and statutory .
Following the definitive pacification , he lived as a "land" of the District of Spoleto , until the time of the Napoleonic Wars , and then gradually developing into an independent town , expanding the territorial and administrative power on former neighboring castles Montesanto Cammoro , Orsano , and Apagni Postignano .
In 1860 Sellano also voted for annexation to the Kingdom of Italy.
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jurek1951 (40207) 2014-02-13 11:37
a fascinating atmosphere with spectacular composition and many attractive details,
tyro (17250) 2014-02-13 14:18
Ciao caro Silvio,
A fascinating note about the province of Sellano and a fine photograph with which to illustrate it!
Your composition is simple but very effective, the church tower perfectly placed in the frame and the foreground steps leading the eye very effectively upwards in the picture.
Taken in low light in late afternoon, the colours are beautifully soft and muted, bringing out all the lovely textures of the ancient stonework against a gorgeous sky.
Perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
lousat (68565) 2014-02-13 14:51
Ciao Silvio,davvero niente male,atmosfera cupa e molto particolare ed inquadratura con tagli originalissimi,eccellente qualita'.Buon weekend e complimenti,Luciano
carlo62 (23702) 2014-02-13 16:03
bell'insieme di forme geometriche, praticamente non manca niente, il tuo taglio le ha messe tutte bene in evidenza, unica eccezione, l'albero.
Bello scatto (come sempre)
imageme (1092) 2014-02-13 17:20
Hi Silvio, Great angles of this architecture. Nice composition with nice light. The blue sky gives good contrast to the frame. Tight crop enhances the majesty mood of this structure. Thank for sharing
pierrefonds (53314) 2014-02-13 18:17
The church is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the church. It is clear and precise. Have a nice day.
danos (80957) 2014-02-14 0:38
nice the view of this round section near the stairs,with the bell tower to dominating the scene.I like its good placement in the frame as the light management of the image.
Subhogen (4037) 2014-02-14 2:14
Excellent shot of lovely old town. I like the soft and subdued light and colours which has helped to bring out great detailing on the walls. Like your low angle and POV as well. Nicely done, thanks for sharing.
snunney (76402) 2014-02-14 5:05
A cleverly composed image that encompasses the contrasting graphical lines of church and steps. Good choice of the vertical format. I like that dramatic sky and the excellent detail.
Sergiom (50600) 2014-02-14 5:11
Le regard veut à tout prix monter ces marches sur la droite pour aller plus loin dans l'image. Une contre plongée qui donne de l'ampleur et un joli clocher dans le ciel.
photoray (8440) 2014-02-14 10:04
Interesting architecture blend, modern steps in the foreground reaching upwards, the very articulate Romanesque curving structure, then gothic a top.
All in fine resolution within subdued lighting.
photographer_sg (1536) 2014-02-15 6:43
great view of the historic building with lovely textures and colour. the cloudy sky in the BG matches the mood perfectly.
Thanks for sharing. Have a great day
Miguel82 (17317) 2014-02-20 9:30
This is an orginal pov taken from the stairs, good view of that church and stoned edifices, excellent hues and sharpness, all the best Silvio, regards