Montefranco looks down from its 414 meters of the Nera Valley, between olive groves and forests of pines and oaks. The old village, once surrounded by walls with towers, is now almost completely recovered, showing its beauty in a unique panorama and suggestive. Bufone remain of the old castle of Porta and Porta Franca Spoletina fully recovered and restored. He was born around the year one thousand on the clifftop overlooking the valley of the Nera River in a fortified position that represented a natural defense against the Saracens at that time infested the valley.
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ChrisJ (119045) 2013-11-24 4:17
I like the dynamism of the tightly clustered houses cascading down the slope on an oblique diagonal angle. Good sharpness and realistic pastel colors. The lighting contrast between the sunlit fg and shadowed bg adds a subtle kind of graphism. Tfs!
Sergiom (89341) 2013-11-24 4:43
J'aime beaucoup ces villages italiens qui s'accrochent aux flancs des collines et donnent l'impression que les maisons sont empilées les unes sur les autres. J'aime aussi la fumée qui donne la vie et l'arrière plan de vignes.
snunney (107513) 2013-11-24 5:00
A fine perspective on this attractive town with its tiers of houses rising up the hillside. I like the multi-coloured pastel tones and the division of space betweene town and countryside. Ideally exposed with excellent clarity.
carlo62 (55828) 2013-11-24 6:17
anche oggi sembra una bella giornata, ma oggi lo è anche qui.
Belle queste facciate arroccate, molte di queste hanno preso le colorazioni moderne, nascondendo gli antichi muri in pietra.
emilbo (22616) 2013-11-24 6:26
Une très jolie photo de la ville bien présentée sur un fond brumeux. Bel éclairage malgré l'absence du soleil et j'aime beaucoup l'avant-plan avec encore des couleurs automnales. Ici L'hiver semble arrivé depuis hier. J'ai dû sortir la pelle.
Passe une belle semaine mon ami,
chrislo (4097) 2013-11-24 6:38
Splendid view of this picturesque hilltop village. You managed here a lovely shot with the pastel coloured houses making such a nice contrast to the subdued tones of the background. A very sharp image filled with a nice autumn mood.
Sonata11 (34007) 2013-11-24 7:18
wonderfully captured this beautiful place. Perfect cropping and perfect execution. Love it. Congrats.
Warmest wishes, Barbara
dta (82982) 2013-11-24 7:50
Ciao Silvio ,
Un très beau village perché ,dans une jolie atmosphère automnale .
Highmountains (2674) 2013-11-24 8:03
Amazing soft tones and a smart but rustic texture highlights the photograph. Taken from a distance, the details of the houses - the windows and the soft creme or white paints of the walls have been a wonderful capture.
The brightness of the greenery in the foreground and the lightness of the sloping hill in the background actually enhances the image of the subject - the cluster of houses whose roof lines are almost parallel.
Good that you share such quality photographs in TE.
mesutilgim (97748) 2013-11-24 8:38
Very nice capture of this Umbrian landscape with local architectorial elements.
Perfect pov and layout.Nice soft light and interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
m (0) 2013-11-24 9:19
such a clear and neat photo, I like the graphic lines of the different layers and the soft colors are very attractive. Excellent sharpness and composition.
macjake (73063) 2013-11-24 10:07
these are my favorite photos from you, when I think of Italy I think of such scenes like this one here.
the light is soft and gives off a sweet looking atmosphere. No harsh light or exposures here.
looks fantastic. excellent choice with the pov too.
Schnappilic (9692) 2013-11-24 10:39
A very beautiful presentation of this little village with nice architecture. I like the colors and sharpness. Well done!
Graal (103038) 2013-11-24 10:48
beautiful view like from superb post card. Interesting old town on the hill. I like the architecture and colorful facades. Good presentation.
Have a nice evening.
holmertz (59764) 2013-11-24 12:03
The village is beautifully situated on the forested hillside and the houses are painted in fine pastel colours. A few of the look like they could be considerably newer than the others but they have been built to fit in perfectly. The light is very pleasant and the just slightly blurred hillside in the background looks beautiful.
Fis2 (107560) 2013-11-24 13:13
Good colors and sharpness.
Good night my Friend
marabu61 (11331) 2013-11-24 13:48
I am a big fan of those hilltop perched villages in France and Italy and you are showing us a very fine example here. The tightly packed houses set against a nice rural setting with, what I suppose are vineyards, create a beautiful setting with lots of charm.
have a great week
tyro (26142) 2013-11-24 16:49
Ciao caro Silvio,
An interesting note about this town and its history and a splendid photograph too!
It is the wonderful light which makes this photograph so very special as it illuminates the buildings beautifully, making them stand out perfectly against a much darker background of the distant hillside. But the small patch of sunlight on the distant trees and the wisps of smoke appearing from the chimneys both add to the appeal.
Gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-11-24 17:50
wow...what a place.love the settlement here,with nice classic houses and structures.great light and colors.love the smoke,and the focusing and how it separates the settlement from the b.g.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-11-24 23:40
Jolie photo de Montefranco, montrant bien la position privilégiée du village.
Nicou (152158) 2013-11-25 1:03
Avec la fumée qui sort des maiosn au sommet quelle iamge et compo quelle village et cadrage toutes ces maisons collées le uneas aux autres avec des touches de couleur de la végétation et ce fond sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
willperrett (11918) 2013-11-25 3:06
Classic hilltown landscape, with natural colours and a good eye for composition. The restrained pinks and yellows look good against the misty blue-grey background.
ikeharel (79281) 2013-11-25 3:13
Fine pink, white and baige colors of the houses, clearly shown and beautifully mingle on the hill it was built and contrast with the green fields and forest beyond.
The pic. space divided diagonally, from a well chosen POV.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-11-25 4:07
the architecture as well as location of Montefranco looks very captivating and your shot conveys well its uniqueness and beauty.
I like the scene in close-up with all details perfectly captured and displayed.
Have a nice day
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-11-25 4:11
The soft light falling on the cascade of houses is a bonus here. I think the subtle variety of tones and colours looks harmonious and lovely and the evidence of an open fire and few yellow leaves speak of the change of season. Very nice. Warm regards Rosemary
Romano46 (18472) 2013-11-25 9:29
i colori dell'autunno cominciano a lasciare il posto a quelli invernali ed i camini cominciano a lasciare nell'aria i loro sbuffi di fumo.
Sempre in giro da un paese all'altro ci lasci bei ricordi di queste località dell'umbria.
Un'altra - per me sconosciuta - ma molto apprezzabile nel suo aspetto raccolto lungo la collina.
Colori e nitidezza impeccabili, al pari della bella composizione.
Ciao e buona serata
dekanski (6120) 2013-11-25 10:37
another nice Italian Monte...., nice composition. Few chimneys that are fuming gives a special charm.
ourania (51103) 2013-11-25 10:45
mi piace molto questa composizione che mette il villaggio interessante cosi vicino a noi e allo stesso tempo ci mostra la posizione che esso tiene nel ambiente naturale che lo circonda. La nitidezza e' superba, le case sono deliziose ed ogniuna ha dei dettagli speciali che la distinguono dalle altre. La luce ed i colosi naturali sono meravigliosi. Mi piace anche il fatto che, malgrado l' assenza di gente, ci sono tanti segni della vita quotidiana. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona settimana,
Cricri (126824) 2013-11-25 11:57
Quel belle image de ce village aux maisons traditionnel et colorées, belle vue du paysage en arrière plan
mirosu (16273) 2013-11-25 19:36
Excellent town housing close-up photo with very nice colors, perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. Very well done.
delpeoples (59896) 2013-11-26 0:23
Dolcissima questa veduta del paesino. Ancora una volta, hai catturato la carattera ed eleganza tipica dell'italia. bellissima anche la nebbia e l'inquadratura.
Un abbraccio e bella giornata
Kielia (24077) 2013-11-26 9:22
you are presenting this charming village taken from a very well working POV. The gentle light creates a wonderful mood. My compliments!
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-11-26 13:29
Un villaggio straordinario, colori fantastici e vorrei essere lì adesso
Sono sicura che è così bello con la neve..
complimenti caro amico
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-11-26 23:56
bel borgo. ottimi colori e nitidezza.
mi piace anche il p.o.v. che hai scelto. bello l'effetto della luce che lambisce gli alberi.
Miguel82 (27752) 2013-11-27 23:56
I like that picture showing a village on hills, a remarkable architecture, good details, excellent light and colors,
have a nice day
kiks (12759) 2013-11-30 8:44
Hi Silvio, it seems if the buildings are hanging in he air. I love the atmosphere of the scenario. Lovely light.
mkamionka (40163) 2013-12-04 3:13
lovely village with amazing location on top of a hill. You have found a great POV to emphasize this beautiful context of the village. Interesting atmosphere with the smoke adding a nice touch as well.
Very well seen and captured,
pierrefonds (71761) 2013-12-04 4:15
The distance between the village and the field is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the buildings. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
adores (46419) 2013-12-12 1:44
Beautiful composition with all these old houses on the slope and the smoke coming out from the chimney. I like this winter atmosphere!