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Torreorsina (or Orsina Tower) is a village in the municipality of Terni, in the province of Terni, located 11 km from the capital.
This village is situated on the hill of Santa Maria (326 m asl).
According to the 2001 census, the population is 281.
The ancient medieval village, perched on a hill like all the other towns of the Nera Valley, is just 11 km from the city of Terni. Its origins can be traced back as the eleventh century, after the destruction of the castle of Collestatte at the hands of an army in the pay of the Abbot of Farfa, thirteen families moved to the nearby hill (or Monte) Santa Maria, building a cluster that took the name of Villa Sanctae Mariae. Destroyed in 1264, during the struggles between Guelphs and Ghibellines, in 1270, the Community of Collestatte gives the City of Spoleto the hill with the ruins of St. Mary, as a reward for their help and to erect new fortifications.
Around a tower surviving the few remaining families built the Castrum Turris, who in 1271 became one feud with Collestatte, ruled by the Orsini family feud strain said Castle. In 1586, the country gets from his master, Corradino Orsini Duke of Bomarzo, its own seal with coat of arms, consisting of a tower surmounted by a rose with the word around TVRRIS VRSINAE.
In 1627 Ursinae Turris gets autonomy from Collestatte and held for three centuries Tips free until its territory is not aggregated, in 1927, in the municipality of Terni. Orsina tower remains in the hands of the Orsini Castle until 1640, when Horace Orsini sells his share of the estate to the Guidi di Bagno, in 1656, then move on to Mattei-Orsini, Duke of Paganica, and then the Count Cerbelli of Nepi, which yields in 1752 accounts Manassei of Terni. They had already in 1662 bought half of the jurisdiction of Collestatte and Torre Orsina, in parts of the property of the Orsini Monterotondo of Sassatelli of Imola, the Valignani of Chieti and Savelli Rome.
On the main square of Torreorsina, dedicated to St. Roch, the patron saint of the village, overlooking the late-Renaissance church of Santa Maria Assunta (the first dedicated to Saint Rocco), built in 1580 and inside has a single nave with a transept and chapels all covered by a barrel vault. The dome stands the crossing with the transept, one architectural scheme suited to the requirements resulting from the Counter-Reformation Council of Trent. On the high altar of San Rocco a Glory of the Roman school. Beneath the altar is preserved body of the soldier martyr Theodore, extracted from the catacombs of San Saturnino, ie Trasone Cemetery in Rome, gave the clergy of Torreorsina in 1764. The following year he was acclaimed patron and in 1769 it was ordered the wooden statue of Matteo German sculptor in Rome, dressed in a tunic embellished by jewelers Roman Carlo Sartori and Philip Pozzi.Altra interesting painting depicting the Madonna and Child with SS.Giuseppe and John the Baptist.
Remarkable for its workmanship and unique among the countries in the area is the Renaissance gate in white travertine, built by the Orsini closure of the village when he expanded the wall fence. The medieval center is spread in an elliptical shape with narrow streets and characteristic arches that branch off from the central core consisting of the parish of Santa Maria de Turre, now called S. Antonio. In the village consists of palaces built between the sixteenth and eighteenth century stands the Palazzo feudal raised by the Orsini, but its eighteenth-century appearance is due to the transformation desired by Manassei with a splendid noble hall completely painted around 1765, with views of Collestatte and Tower Orsini and the square Casino Manassei built in 1778 with a clock six hours on the pediment.
Recently on the hill top where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Cascade Falls, and all neighboring countries situated along the valley of the Nera, was made an open air museum with thirteen sculptures by Aurelio de Felice, a native of these places.
Already an independent municipality, called Torre Orsina until 1927 and part of the province of Perugia, was merged in the same year by the current policy.
The economy of the village depended on in the past, from the cultivation of the fields, farming and the cultivation of olive trees. After the Second World War, the population of the village has shifted its interest to industry and to the city of Terni. With the establishment of the protected area of the Black River Park, in 1995, there was a reversal of the local people who came back to look carefully to agriculture to that of biological species.
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Nicou (98775) 2013-03-12 11:35
très belle ensemble de ce passage et ruelle superbe captage et image avec le store jaune et blanc quelle vue de ce petit passage merveille.
Bravo et amitié
mesutilgim (68620) 2013-03-12 14:24
Hello dear Silvio,
We enrich our knowledge about Italy' not much known parts through your wonderfull captures.
This one is also a perfect TE entry, both photographically and with many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
carlo62 (13544) 2013-03-12 16:17
la tenda nuova spicca su tutto il resto, di sicuro fa molto comodo, però nel contesto c'entra poco.
jjcordier (63074) 2013-03-13 0:10
Encore un très bon cadrage de ce passage et des maisons qui l'entourent. Ces petits villages sont très pittoresques.
tedesse (22493) 2013-03-13 0:48
Another interesting part of urban architecture Torreorsina showing the in TE. Good POV and composition with stairs and arched walkway. Nice colors and good sharpness.
Have a nice day
krzychu30 (9399) 2013-03-13 2:04
you´re a master when it comes to find such beautiful and charming corners.A little bit off the tourist tracks,so many of us would missed such places.I like your presentation of this scene and the tight frame you applied.It´s superb and very detailed shot in best quality.
Wish You a pleasant day
Sergiom (40169) 2013-03-13 6:08
J'aime beaucoup ces petits coins perdus des villages italiens. On dirait que l'on frappe souvent un mur, mais il y a toujours une sortie ou quelqu'un pour nous indiquer notre chemin.
Romano46 (5988) 2013-03-13 10:47
i tuoi vicoli e gli angoli di piccoli borghi hanno sempre un impatto molto piacevole e anche questa non fa eccezione con i suoi silenzi, gli archi e gli acciottolati che si susseguono tra queste case addossate le une alle altre.
SE aggiungiamo la solita nitidezza e la cura del colore il quadro è perfetto-
Ti aspetto al prossimo borgo
Ciao e buona serata
marabu61 (4182) 2013-03-13 12:42
It must be very pleasing to live in a charming village like this.
Another of your great series of small villages in Umbria that lets us learn so much about that region.
have a good evening
dkmurphys (37419) 2013-03-14 0:16
A fine detail from the old street. All the elements are very attractive, well taken.
eldancer1 (17330) 2013-03-14 6:37
Very nice capture of this scene. The architectures look very old but durable. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
elenimavrandoni (5807) 2013-03-14 12:34
Bellissima e molto pittoresca, con quei colori incredibili naturali! Un ingresso molto attraente molto invitante e bello!!!
saluti, buona serata,
Cricri (87288) 2013-03-16 5:58
Ciao ami Silvio
Un coin tranquille, sympathique, accueillant, toute belle présentation et composition