Villa Redenta - Spoleto
It rises on the ruins of an ancient Roman villa, built outside the walls of Spoletium, and is one of the most interesting examples of a suburban villa in Umbria. Redeemed Villa, formerly belonged to the ancient family mansion of Spoleto Martorelli Orsini, already existed in 1603, when the house was called "palatium pulchrum. The present architectural appearance dates back to the Villa Redeemed period between 700 and 800, when the new owners, the Marquis Loccatelli, built a complex of several buildings around a main structure features a square corner towers casino.
Auctioned in 1823, the house was then purchased by the Marquis Francesco Marignoli for four thousand crowns, to be resold, the following year, Pope Leo XII of the Marquis of Genga. The glory of his family is in fact still represented on the ceiling of the hall. But since the late nineteenth century the palace Marignoli returned to the family, the villa, until then known as the "Casino", gained the present name of "Redeemed".
Philip was the noble Marignoli to achieve the beautiful park with about eight hundred and fifty deciduous and coniferous trees sixty-six taller than three meters. In addition to numerous native plants, the garden is also home to plants originating in distant countries and trees even born at the beginning of the eighteenth century. Among the most interesting specimens there is a beautiful and rare cedar of Lebanon, which has about three hundred years! Ultrasecolare magnolia grandiflora is also adjacent to the coffee-house, the friendly hotel in the late rococo style, which cheered the stay of the guests of the Marquis, including also include the two Popes Pius VI and Pius VII.
In 1973 the villa was bought by the Province of Perugia, who opened the park to the public. And in 2004, after a complete restoration, the villa was finally delivered to the Villa Foundation Redeemed, which includes both the Province of Perugia, the town of Spoleto.
Affects the long wall of the villa which opened perfectly plastered on the sides of the main entrance two huge gates with traditional spears on top. The park looks like a jungle with bamboo groves, Chinese bridges, and avenues as far as the eye with the sometimes impenetrable as canopies. And everywhere the ruins, obelisks, fountains, grottos, pools, temples shaded by gigantic giant plants: cedar, cypress, oaks, laurels. And many roses on a beautiful grassy meadow bordered by walls of square box by scissors wise. And the "sculptural rocks, fake ruins cleverly arranged to pause the green with fountains, obelisks, Egyptian portico, rosettes Romanesque columns and statues, carved tables, mosaics of Pompeii taste all the shade of old trees that is the envy of a botanical garden. Suffice it to say that the three cedar trees, which look similar come from Lebanon, from the Atlantic and from the Himalaya. There's even a "neviera" underground, like that of Patricia, or layers Fionchi for the conservation of snow, between layers of dry leaves, would become ice for long drinks of aristocratic owners. There is also a maze of boxwood between cages of exotic birds .. The archaic signs of the zodiac are engraved on bricks and arranged in a straight line in the shadow of a column. The straight line joining the Zodiac is a "meridian line", similar to that of St. Peter's Square in Rome in which the gnomon is the famous obelisk. Most likely is the only existing outside in a garden.
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AiresSantos (56155) 2011-05-01 0:40
Wonderful perspective of this ancient Roman villa
I like your POV and architecture
Beautiful soft colors
Have a nice Sunday
lousat (64243) 2011-05-01 1:03
Ciao Silvio,bellissima prospettiva che da' un effetto avvolgente alla villa spoletina,eccellente qualita' nonostante la giornataccia,buona Domenica,Luciano
snunney (72762) 2011-05-01 2:25
I like the use of the vertical format and the expanse of lawn in the foreground to create depth. The point of view shows off the lovely architecture to good effect. The image has good colours and sharpness.
peppe59 (14551) 2011-05-01 4:06
con la consueta ed esauriente nota ci mostri oggi questo scorcio di Spoleto, il POV molto interessante attribuisce slancio alla foto, molto buono il PP.
Sergiom (45527) 2011-05-01 6:06
Le cadrage au ras du sol donne une belle profondeur à la pelouse et le cadrage vertical donne une belle ampleur au bâtiment. Le ciel gris donne une belle atmosphère.
mesutilgim (73062) 2011-05-01 10:56
Nice capture ! Most probably you've used here a wideangle which was a correct choice.
The portrait format fits well to the compo. Many good and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
Nicou (105903) 2011-05-01 11:05
Sueprbe compo et iamag,e sple4ndie quel cadrag fuyqnt quel effet dans l'ange avec ce vert ces contrastes, superbe.
bravo et amitié
siamesa (27461) 2011-05-01 11:20
Boa tarde Silvio
Perfect perspective for this nice composition. It seems a pleasant place. Beautiful colors.
paololg (31446) 2011-05-01 12:05
Ciao caro Silvio,
stupenda immagine di questa villa, una foto composta molto bene, con le linee convergenti verso il centro che danno una grande profondità e una piacevole prospettiva. Un plauso particolare alla nitidezza ed al bel cielo drammatico.
Ciao, passa una buona settimana!
Sonata11 (31245) 2011-05-01 12:35
a very beautiful capture to this villa Redenta with vertical format. I like this architecture and greenery around.Wonderful management of light and fantastic colors.Great sharpness, clarity of details, point of view fantastic. I like it a very much so. Perfect excecuted image.
All the best,
Charo (51208) 2011-05-01 15:25
Buona sera Silvio,
Anche se la giornata è stata molto nuvoloso, ottenere una buona luce per introdurre questa magnifica villa.
Grande prospettiva diagonale, sottolineando in primo piano l'erba verde.
Ottima composizione e dettaglio.
Un caro abbraccio,
emka (64182) 2011-05-01 23:59
it is already May and I haven't seen the photos from Castelluccio! but this is also nice old villa. I think i see cedar tree behind it. Nice shot.
have a nice week
bracasha75 (24481) 2011-05-02 0:05
Lovely architecture shot and nice presenting of your beautiful city Spoleto
sabermonajati (8317) 2011-05-02 6:06
splendid frame you shot and colores are vivid.
Mari63 (4085) 2011-05-02 12:27
Ciao Silvio, complimenti, ottimo il POV che conferisce profondità all'immagine. Eccellente la nitidezza. Ciao Mari
baddori (19133) 2011-05-02 16:55
Una caratteristica di documentatore infaticabile ...questa foto , con un valore artistico "intrinseco" è una foto del tuo carattere.
Pregevole l'impegno ed, i risultati, ...
Ma l'instancabilità ....
Un affettuoso saluto
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-05-03 8:42
Nice vertical shot of the villa. I like the greenery all around. Superb colors and clarity.
francio64 (38254) 2011-05-03 17:29
piacevole vista della villa, ma soprattutto, bella villa :-))
POV verticale ben scelto che mostra parecchi elementi, dove l'inserimento del prato in FG dà anche una buona profondità all'immagine.
L'Assessore vacanziero :-))
John_F_Kennedy (41526) 2011-05-04 6:01
A beautiful piece of architecture in wonderful surroundings! Well framed.
simplyoga (6458) 2011-06-16 2:33
I love how you choose the point of view.. the colours of the building match perfectly with the green grass..
Useful note also.
Thanks for sharing.