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Piediluco is a fraction of the town of Terni (TR).
Located at 375 m above sea level, the country is inhabited by 523 residents. It stands beside its lake that feeds, together with the waters of the river Velino, the cascade of Marmore.
Archaeological excavations in the area were allowed to recover the remains of settlements dating to the Late Bronze Age. It was later conquered by the Sabines, and, starting from the third century BC, it passed to the Romans. [
In a document dated 1028 citing the Castle de Luco (on the summit of the Rock, from Latin lucus, grove) and de Curtem Postro (lakeside), as a possession that Bernard D'Arrochar, feudal lord of place, which grants to the monks of Farfa. The fortress was characterized by a tower with a square tower, which now only the ruins remain. Below was a small village in an area called the Hill.
In 1208, St. Francis came to this country. In 1244 Frederick II went to those places Brancaleoni, who fortified the castle.
In 1330, Rieti and Spoleto joined forces to destroy the fortress (a Ghibelline fortress), but were stopped in this aim by Pope Benedict XII. In 1364, Fernando Blasco Belviso Brancaleoni acquired by the Rock and expanded it. He was killed in 1368 during a revolt the following year, the papal troops sent by Pope Urban V and controlled by Ugolino da Montemarte, caught, prosecuted and summarily executed 50 men in the country. 
From 1393 to 1439 was dominated by the Trinci of Foligno, who endowed it with a new statute (Statuta Castri Pedisluci). Later, Pope Eugenius IV to be submitted to papal authority and later, in 1453, Pope Nicholas V made him worship the captain Matteo Rieti Poiani. In 1578 the estate was divided among Farrattini-Poiani Poiani and Amelia. Subsequently, the feudal estates passed Pianciani accounts, which they gave the barons in the late nineteenth century Franchetti.
Goes back to this period the great leap of fame Piediluco, thanks to the fact they are often placed in the Grand Tour with a visit to the waterfalls Marmore.
Until 1927 he was an independent town belonging to the province of Perugia.
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yquem46 (38076) 2012-06-03 3:54
A splendid image
I like the strong contrast, the sky, the white houses, the curve of the street, the man in silhouette....
Bravo, nice Sunday
altay1364 (0) 2012-06-03 3:58
interesting and spectacular photo, photo have good technical details.TFS; Congratulations
Taha13 (0) 2012-06-03 4:15
Beautiful pictures of old houses and streets.TFS;Regards
Sergiom (50552) 2012-06-03 5:40
J'aime beaucoup l'atmosphère un peu lugubre de film d'espionnage qui se dégage de cette image. Sa construction est impeccable et jouit d'un beau contrôle de la lumière.
Schnappilic (9682) 2012-06-03 5:59
A stunning image of magical light. I like dramatic sky and reflections of the pavement. Congratulations!
macjake (49296) 2012-06-03 6:16
the mysterious man!
Looking at the scene, i can't help but wonder what is that lonely man doing here...is he meeting up with somebody he shouldn't be? He looks suspicious.
the overall atmosphere because of the blacks and greys gives a unique feel.
tedesse (24694) 2012-06-03 6:29
Excellent street shot. Wonderful perspective and lovely architecture. Perfect sharpness and nice colours.
Have a nice day
Nicou (111282) 2012-06-03 7:06
sueprb eiamge et compof antastique vue et captage quelle rendu sur le pavage quelle iamge et effet sur les facades sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
carlo62 (23676) 2012-06-03 9:31
una ulteriore dimostrazione di come l'Italia sia bella in ogni suo piccolo particolare.
Composizione interessante anche per la presenza dell'uomo.
bebbetto (12) 2012-06-03 9:36
bellissima foto Silvio.
PP moderato e garbato. Taglio eccellente
Bravissimo e buon lunedì
ciakgiak (30403) 2012-06-03 10:39
ancora una volta perfetta scelta del sofferto, inquadratura perfetta e magnifica atmosfera. Bella la presenza umana, mi piace proprio.
Un caro abbraccio
rychem (16412) 2012-06-03 11:03
Very nice small street, amazing light, beautiful composition, well done
ChrisJ (93428) 2012-06-03 11:27
A dark & moody shot with the silhouetted man adding an almost sinister atmosphere. The linear perspective & vanishing point formed by the narrowing cobblestone alley disappearing around the corner in the distance, is well managed. I like the reflected light off the cobblestones. Tfs!
jemaflor (77476) 2012-06-03 12:12
Nice perpective, good depth effect, original light and silver tone, well managed.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-06-03 12:45
a beautiful street photo again, the composition is very nice and I like the atmosphere of the photo and the architectural details, superb POV and mysterious lights, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes vasárnapot kívánok!
mauro61 (52623) 2012-06-03 13:12
mi piace il lavoro in PP e anche se resta un po' di grana l'immagine è di sicuro effetto con la tonalità del cielo e con l'uomo che entra in casa.
Sonata11 (32261) 2012-06-03 21:02
this fantastic architecture is excellently executed. Fantastic POV and depth of field also. Splendid colors, perfect sharpness, light . Very beautiful photo, excellent work. I love it. Congratulation. Thanks for sharing. Greetings from Texas.
All the best,
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4748) 2012-06-03 21:27
I like the lighting in here, the PP effect used and the scenery and colors as well. As to the quality, I find the image very noisy and over sharpened. Nonetheless, the framing and composition is well managed. TFS
all the best!
batalay (34109) 2012-06-03 22:56
There is an atmosphere of mystery in the deserted street. The individual seemingly stepping inside a door contributes to the composition immensely. The ancient street curving and converging into the distance creates a strong focal point. I like the composition very much. Did you see the photo I posted of the Angel Oak.
baddori (19153) 2012-06-03 23:00
La strada del borgo , il maltempo incombente ..la fretta di ripararsi.
L'insegna della "delegazione" datata un ritornare al passato ....
Queste insegne sono qualche volta in bacheche per la memoria ...questa sfida il mal-tempo .
bayno (18340) 2012-06-03 23:26
Ciao Silvio, ottima anche questa, mi piace molto la prospettiva che cioffre la leggera curva, molto belli i toni un pò drammatici...
dkmurphys (44595) 2012-06-04 1:00
Very beautiful capture of the old street. Nice effect too, well composed.
Enjoy a fine week.
delpeoples (50651) 2012-06-04 1:37
Che prospettiva qui. Adoro le curve e le linee del vicolo. La tessitura e contrasto sono superbi. Complimenti, e' una foto di grande qualita'.
Un abbraccio e grazie per la condivisione
mirosu (10942) 2012-06-04 7:04
Hi Silvio, this is a very well composed image and great use of day lighting to create a dramatic feel, with excellent depth. The play of light through the houses and onto the road, with dramatic sky make this picture even more powerful, enhanced by the stark contrast of bright house facades and dark sky above. The detailed house facades and sharp road details are excellent focal points of this image. Well done.
saxo042 (35798) 2012-06-04 9:26
There is a certain surrealistic feeling about this capture, with the lonely person just silhouetted along the empty street. A good POV with the street curving along the picture. Clean and simple colours.
tyro (17250) 2012-06-04 12:38
This is a wonderful composition, the line of the roadway leading the eye well into the photograph, curving into the distance and passing the solitary man approaching his doorway. The monochrome appearance of the roadway and the nearest buildings on the right contrasts well with the colours of the other walls and the interesting blue sky.
Perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.
lousat (68539) 2012-06-04 15:02
Ciao Silvio,pende un po' a sinistra ma mi interessa molto questo paesino,c'e' una mia amica originaria del luogo che ha una casetta sul lago omonimo e che spesso ha cercato di portarmici...prospettiva carina ma luci e colori un po' strani...buona giornata,Luciano
Cricri (96959) 2012-06-05 11:09
Ciao mon ami Silvio
Une atmosphère particulièrement silencieuse dans cette rue, bon POV, profondeur, détails des façades et du sol avec un coin de ciel mitiger, belle réalisation
TopGeo (38128) 2012-06-06 0:02
Hello Silvio! Very impressive photo, like a beautiful old postcard! Great POV and diagonal perspective, great light management, great choice of place with shadow, and strong contrast, perspective and toning!
Beautiful place, great village photo, with an impressive "touch" of architecture!
ourania (22722) 2012-06-08 9:22
bellissima composizione che mette in ottimo uso l' architettura e lo stile del pavimento creando prospettiva e profondit`a meravigliose. Nitidezza e chiarezza sono eccellenti. La gestione della luce `e superba, la luce debole crea tonalit`a e contrasti effettivi ed introduce una qualit`a grafica nel vicolo antico. L' illuminazione diretta sulla parete e la pavimentazione vicino alla figura oscura ed il cielo agitato ci mettono un grande interesse drammatico. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buon fine settimana,