Casteldilago is a small village 10.5 km from Terni and situated on a hill 326 meters above sea level.
This medieval village, was born on a small hill around a castle of which remain today, almost no trace, it's rock, it's walls, only a few ruins.
According to the 2001 census, the population is 441.
Casteldilago was built on a rocky plateau overlooking the valley of over a hundred meters where the river Nera. The village was a strategic fortification for the safety of Valnerina, since controlling a cross road junction to the two major arterial roads: the Via Flaminia and the Via Salaria, the Via Curia (or Roman Road), connecting Rieti and Terni to Spoleto.
The first written record of who has the castle dates back to 1033, it is stated in the register of the Abbey of Farfa that such a Berardo said Moco donated to the monastery some goods including Casteldilago, that between 760 and 1291 he was a member of the diocesoi Narni, to then be transferred to that of Spoleto.
In fact, at the end of the century. XII Spoleto bragging rights on the castle and Gentile da Chiavano he renewed submission to the city in 1212.
Already an independent municipality, called Castel di Lago, was merged in 1875 by the town of Arrochar, which follows the story, then part of the province of Perugia.
Going up to the center of town, strolling through the narrow, steep, cobbled streets, you can still appreciate the medieval urban fabric, probably thirteenth century, characterized by irregular rows of white limestone.
Worth a visit is the parish church of San Valentino, leaning on the rock wall on which the country, crown a spur located at the top of the walls, the church has a portal of the '500 with a bezel inside of which there is a fresco '500 "Madonna and Child". The title of the parish, which honors the bishop of Terni martyred on February 14 at LXIII 273 miles of the Via Flaminia, testifies to the foundation of the medieval church, probably built as a parish church during the season of the Lombard Duchy of Spoleto between the seventh and eighth centuries.
As sometimes happens during the earthquake, the discovery of an important ancient remains of the decoration of the church of San Valentino, has been brought to light as a result of damage to the wall saved. After the earthquake of 26 September 1997, in fact, were found traces of a second wall along the perimeter of the right aisle.
Worth a mention is the church of St. Nicholas, which also has a portal of '500. Inside there are frescoes of the '500 perhaps made by an anonymous student of Spain.
The apse frescoes with the paintings "Eternal Father" and "Madonna" and "Saints."
Reference building is the old mill of the '550 or '600: can still be seen the old mechanisms of processing and loading dock products.
Of particular interest is the Museum of Ceramics
For more information see the website
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Susus7 (95) 2013-03-04 6:39
Beautiful and enticing shot. Thank you for all of the helpful information. Such interesting history. I hope to go to Umbria ( and all of Italy) some day!
Romano46 (4714) 2013-03-04 7:21
le tue stradine fatte di saliscendi tra i piccoli borghi dell'Umbria ormai hanno consacrato la tua fama anche all'estero e con questa sicuramente avrai un nuovo successo, merito della tua solita perizia nella tecnica fotografica, sempre perfetta nelle sue presentazioni.
Ciao e buon pomeriggio
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-03-04 8:25
nice POV and very well managed light. As a result the whole photo got very good depth and attractive colors. Nicely shown the scruffy structure of the walls.
Thanks for sharing
carlo62 (12434) 2013-03-04 9:07
vicoli, luci e pietre, sembre bene in mostra e sempre ben fotografati.
emka (57992) 2013-03-04 15:09
Another view from this lovely little town. Wonderful view with the arch as framing. Attractive roofs and lamp. Must be great plasure to walk by these narrow streets.
macjake (39207) 2013-03-04 17:37
haha...you really like your arched photographs dont you:)
I don't blame you, they are very attractive and makes for a natural framing.
with a population of only 441, its no wonder there are no people in this scene :)
historic and charming
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-03-04 19:36
Silvio, nelle foto vedo il pittoresco, bello, tradizionale paese d'Italia che mi piace molto!!!
jjcordier (62280) 2013-03-04 22:03
On se promène avec grand plaisir à tes côtés dans ces ruelles un peu tarabiscotées. Encore une jolie réussite pour cette photo, parfaitement maitrisée techniquement.
delpeoples (44888) 2013-03-05 5:17
Una foto inconfondabilmente "Silvio". Quasi come la tua querciona, I tuoi vicoli sono come la tua firma. Bellissimo questo'angolo, pieno di carattera e l'esenza italiana. La luce e colori sono ben regolati e la nitidezza e' ammirabile.
Un abbraccio e bella iurnata
Nicou (97509) 2013-03-05 6:41
Grandiose vue et image superbe quelle vue avec le rendu sur le mur de pierre merveilleux et ce jeu de lumière sur le pavage splendide image.
Bravo et amitié
karacabeylis (1259) 2013-03-06 6:28
when one takes a chance for glancing over yr photos, he will immediately realize the subtility you always use in your creative products. this one is simply one of them and greatly displays that impressive architecture of italian history.
npecanhuk (53829) 2013-03-06 18:17
Another beautiful, lovely and charming picture!
Sharpness, management of light, colors, vertical format, black borders, contrasts, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
dkmurphys (36709) 2013-03-06 22:59
Another spectacular view from a narrow old street. Well taken, great POV.
Cricri (86295) 2013-03-06 23:35
Ciao ami Silvio
J'aime la descende des escaliers, l'arche, la vue sur les toits, la lanterne, le jeu ombre et de lumière, belle composition
Kielia (20411) 2013-03-07 7:59
a fantastic impression of these fascinating houses taken from a very well working POV. The perspective is excellent. The play of shadows and light makes the image very attractive. My compliments!
ourania (12249) 2013-03-15 12:03
mi piace tanto come la luce definisce lo spazio, la prospettiva e l' atmosfera in questa composizione elegante ed intrigante. Hai gestito la luce ed i contrasti superbamente, la profondita' e' ottima, le tonalita' naturali e l' atmosfera hanno una dolcezza ed una malinconia sentite fortemente. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona serata,