The huge Convent of Santa Maria Annunziata , better known as the Hermit of Hermitage Cesi or Portaria rises along the ancient road that connected in the past Carsulae in Spoleto through the mountains Martan on . Mount Torre Maggiore, about 800 meters above sea level - Here, among the ravines of the mountain where a hermitage existed , probably in the fourth century had withdrawn the holy bishops and Syriac Procolo Volusianus and beside which the Benedictines erected a chapel which was to serve as a refuge for a small community of monks as a place of worship for the shepherds who moved seasonally in the area. The convent was founded in 1213 by St. Francis of Assisi , who lived for a time in a cave near a church that had given him the bishop of Spoleto , probably the chapel of St. Catherine then decorated with frescoes school of Benozzo Gozzoli. The church , dedicated to the Annunciation , had the same dimensions of the Portiuncula of Assisi convent and the body gradually grew in size and importance. The presence of the friars became more numerous as time to reach the thirty attendance and it was necessary to enlarge the body convent in later stages. In 1420 there came also St. Bernardine of Siena , whose work was responsible for the present appearance. The monastic life continued to be intense and fruitful , and the center of high and rigorous Franciscan spirituality .
Tradition has it that the Franciscan Crown , still recited by families minoritiche , had originated here in the fifteenth century. The tradition also speaks of strange things happened here: we are told of Blessed Francis of Pavia who tamed a wolf , of Blessed John Spanish to which Jesus appeared close to what today is called the Holy Holm .
Given the very isolated position , in 700 ' the Napoleonic suppression of the convent was not affected but , after the unification of Italy , was finally struck by Pepoli decree of 1860, by which the monastery was state property . The friars were allowed to live there until January 17 , 1867, the day on which the arrival of the police and their threats , made them run away. Since then never returned. Up to thirty years ago in a state of complete abandonment friar Bernardino , the current friendly landlord, in the '90s he began the restoration with the help of many volunteers . And today the restoration of the Hermit is entirely completed .
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papagolf21 (110446) 2014-05-06 11:33
Bonsoir, cher Silvio,
Un grand merci pour la note d'accompagnement qui permet d'apprécier davantage la composition (très réussie).
Il faut avoir du courage pour assurer seul une restauration d'un édifice de cette importance.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-05-06 11:41
questa volta i complimenti non sono tutti per te, ma vanno estesi anche a frate Bernardino che ha fatto un restauro perfetto (anche se con l'aiuto dei volontari).
Ancora una volta una meta del tutto sconosciuta, tranne che a pochi addetti ai lavori che seguono la cronaca locale.
Inutile dire che la foto è perfetta in tutti i parametri a cominciare dalla piacevole composizione.
Ciao e buona serata
lousat (98367) 2014-05-06 12:19
Ciao Silvio,ci passerei volentieri qualche giorno,lontano dal casino e senza pc,tv e radio...solo la macchina fotografica perche' di farfalle ce ne saranno sicuramente..hehe..un bel posticino tranquillo e molto ben tenuto a quanto vedo,la foto è piu' che buona considerando il tempo e la luce.Buona serata,Luciano
carlo62 (55798) 2014-05-06 15:10
bella condivisione, soprattutto grazie alla nota molto completa.
Non conoscevo questo luogo, anzi, più vado avanti e più mi rendo conto che non riuscirò mai neanche a scoprirli tutti....
PiotrF (23138) 2014-05-06 16:23
Excellent detailed picture.Very Interesting comment.
Sonata11 (34007) 2014-05-06 19:56
beautiful snapshot. Wonderfully executed. Lovely colors, perfect sharpness, clarity. Best regards, Barbara
danos (103216) 2014-05-07 0:55
nice the view of the courtyard of the church,with the lot of constructions to fill the whole place.The moody sky and the informative note makes the image even more effective.
Nicou (152118) 2014-05-07 2:35
quelle entrée de cet hermitage quelle grille et vue superbe avec toute cette végétation il ressort mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (107513) 2014-05-07 4:25
I like the point of view looking through the open gates, which are an invitation to step in and explore further. The low light and understated tones are very appealing and suit the mood perfectly.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-05-07 7:10
Very nice capture of this historic and sacred convent. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-05-08 0:41
the open gate makes this picture look as if it was welcoming us to enter it and see by ourselves what is hiding behind the trees and bushes. The bits of the building suggest it is an old and charming church with small bell tower. I like the different approach to presenting this architecture - original POV and nice composition.
Thanks for sharing
pierrefonds (71745) 2014-05-08 4:26
The vegetation is framing well the convent. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the convent. The cloudy sky does not hurt the output of the colors. Have a nice day.
Cricri (126794) 2014-05-08 10:06
Ciao ami Silvio
Les grilles ouvertes nous invite a découvrir cette architecture joliment entourée de végétation, douce lumière , belle présentation
imageme (1790) 2014-05-08 17:26
Hi Silvio, Nice POV leading the eyes from the gate to the church in the back. All those trees around and in the front of the church give a mysterious mood to the old church. I love its original look and mood. Great details with original colours. Best regards