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 (SEE WS)
For more information see the website
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willperrett (3061) 2013-03-05 11:03
You specialize in finding these perfect little corners of beautiful little Italian towns! This is a lovely spot, and I am really tempted to dive into it and find out what's through the archway.
emilbo (20936) 2013-03-05 12:57
Tu nous as déniché un beau coin de ce petit village. L'escalier orné de pots de fleurs est vraiment magnifique. Le tout est bien présenté dans une excellente composition. Bel éclairage et parfait rendu des couleurs et de la pierre. Beau travail mon ami,
Cordiales salutations de la République Dominicaine,
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-03-05 13:01
this is very well proportioned composition with stairs placed just in the right place and the right angle. I love the pots with plants on every step - they make very fine line which livens up the whole scene. Very good contrast and colors.
emka (59040) 2013-03-05 13:15
Ciao Silvio, I love such places with arches, stones and pots with flowers. Who water them? I often forget about my plants and when i travel, my family doesn't care :(. Lovely corner.
npecanhuk (54231) 2013-03-05 13:35
Ciao! Another lovely and charming place! Another beautiful and attractive picture, with excellent overall photo quality! I just love it! Cheers, Neyvan
tedesse (22509) 2013-03-05 13:43
Beautiful such places, with stone arches, and flowerpots of flowers. Good POV and composition. Wonderful colors and good sharpness.
carlo62 (13574) 2013-03-05 14:03
bellissimo angolo, qui sembra rimasto tutto come centinaia di anni fa, i pochissimi elementi moderni sembrano superflui.
Gran bello scatto
Sonata11 (28776) 2013-03-05 19:24
very charming, beautiful, impressive corner architecture and details with fantastic perspective. Colors, sharpness, clarity, POV are great. Wonderfully executed. I really like it. Perfectly well done. Awesome snapshot.Tfs
All the best,
elenimavrandoni (5829) 2013-03-05 19:32
ciao Silvio, mi fa piacere che si continua a pubblicare le foto di questo villaggio bello e pittoresco, con tanta storia e tradizione nel suo passato. Questa è una foto molto attraente in ogni aspetto!!
dkmurphys (37439) 2013-03-05 21:56
A charming detail with fresh flowers to bring the nature back into the town streets. Well spotted scene.
jjcordier (63092) 2013-03-05 22:38
Très bon cadrage et belle gestion de la lumière dans cette photo de ruelle une nouvelle fois très réussie.
Nicou (98813) 2013-03-06 1:08
Merci pour ton mot c'est trop gentil.
Superbe iamge de cet escalier garni avec les belles plantes quelle compo et cet arche de pierres avec la vue de la lumière en fond mervielleux.
Merci et amitié
Sergiom (40207) 2013-03-06 5:44
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. J'aime ces pots de fleurs qui grimpent avec chaque marches. J'aime le passage ombragé avec de la lumière au bout.Un beau cadrage vertical qui apporte de l'ampleur.
cornejo (18744) 2013-03-06 10:04
Ciao Silvio, bella vista di questo bellissimo posto, piacevolmente catturato con grande pov in questa foto molto buona e bella. Immagine meravigliosa con grande chiarezza, profondità e qualità. Nizza buon lavoro perfettamente fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo bel lavoro.
Buon pomeriggio e settimana felice.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
ChrisJ (87654) 2013-03-06 12:23
Excellent perspective and the symmetry of the two arches is nice. I especially like the glimpse through the lower arch at right towards the sunlit bg. Good sharpness, colour, saturation and framing. Smart choice of a vertical frame. Tfs!
Cricri (87288) 2013-03-06 23:37
Ciao ami Silvio
Charmant endroit, bon POV, lumière, beaucoup de détails
bonne gestion de la lumière, belle composition
ikeharel (38130) 2013-03-07 6:55
Buona sera Silvio,
Your specialite' with the alleies on the medievil-towns in Italia.
Plants pots are most vivid on image, colorful and gave excelent contrast on stones walls and stairs.
eldancer1 (17350) 2013-03-07 9:11
There are some beautiful but tight spaces in this village, I wonder how old those buildings are. Nicely captured with good lighting and good details. Well done, tfs.
krzychu30 (9411) 2013-03-10 1:36
althought I´ve never been to Casteldilago,but I feel this scene and so beautiful corner captures perfectly its real beauty and charm of this town.It´s a real pleasure to admire this scene and I bet it would be a pleasure to live in such charming and picturesque place.Excellently captured my friend!
Wish You all the best
maloutim (8750) 2013-03-16 2:30
Bella cattura di questa entrata e del passaggio disotto.
Si vede che è la fine dell'inverno perchè non ci sono fiori nei piantatori, e gli scalini sono coperti di muschio verde.
Presto, saranno lavati e coperti di nuovo per la primavera :-)
Grazie per condividere.
agjika (4103) 2013-03-23 6:16
Super crop. Love the exposure and the tones.