Postignano is a village in the municipality of Sellano in Valnerina (Umbria), characterized by a medieval village also called "Castle Postignano" a castle on the hillside whose origins date back to the XI-XIII, which dominates the valley of the Vigi and roads by Valnerina lead to Spoleto and Foligno. It was long fought over between Foligno and Spoleto, which in 1429 provided men and equipment for the war against the Ghibellines.
Castle slope, in whose summit is located upstream a hexagonal tower, from which branched off the perimeter walls; American architect Norman Carver in the years between 1967 and 1975 described him as "the archetype of Italian hill towns" in a book published in America in 1979 under the title Italian Hilltowns, which has on its cover a picture of their Postignano.
Particularly noteworthy is the church of S Lorenzo, also known as the SS Annunziata, with a single nave and roof with two slopes on trusses, with its distinctive curved facade on the performance and uneven. The decorations of the early church is preserved a mural of Foligno school, of very high quality and originality, dating from the late fifteenth century. depicting a "Crucifixion" with the mourners: the Virgin and St. John, and to the right of the latter represented a St. Michael the Archangel in kiosk trefoil. There remains, however, on the same wall, a substantial part of a grandiose decorations dating from the second half of the century. XVI and attributed to the circle of De Magistris, Marche painters also known as Caldwell, from the name of their country of origin.
All the frescoes were subjected to recovery, consolidation and restoration, as well as portions of the original plaster. Progressively spopolatosi in the fifties and sixties, as most of the settlements of central hills outside the major roads, Castle Postignano was subsequently declared of national interest and is now listed as a landscape and architectural respectively by the Region of Umbria and the Ministry of Culture. The village is now almost fully restored on the basis of a plan approved by the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage and the Province of Perugia, with regard to the compliance earthquake. During the restoration of environments have been discovered long forgotten memory and have been found traditional tools, objects of domestic life, readings and sacred objects, sometimes found niches in walls. This documentation will be displayed in the "Rooms of Memory," the small museum under construction in some old stables, to witness the history and life of the village.
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lousat (67181) 2013-01-13 1:45
Meravigliosa!! Quella meta' completamente scura crea un effetto incredibile,non facile da ottenere,hai sfruttato al meglio la forte luce del moment sul paesino,dettagli super.Buona Domenica piovosa,Luciano
elenimavrandoni (11137) 2013-01-13 2:26
Ciao Silvio, un magnifico borgo medievale, con tanta storia e tradizione evidenziata splendidamente da la nota e la tua foto!
Il tuo occhio creativo ha deciso di utilizzare lo sfondo nero come contrasto e questo dà un effetto spettacolare alla tua immagine! Un'immagine con grande stile ed eleganza anche gli elementi naturali uniche della campagna umbra.
Saluti cordiali, buena Domenica!!!
Nicou (109778) 2013-01-13 2:46
c'est une merveille quel village quel éclairage dans la diagonale avec ces belle couleurs cette luminosité fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
chrisvek (6997) 2013-01-13 2:59
That's a very shot with awesome composition and very clever look.Awesome colors and lightning usage!Very nice framing and perfect POV.Well done.
Have a nice week
ourania (21500) 2013-01-13 3:02
molto bella ed impressionante questa immagine. Hai usato la rara, splendida e drammatica illuminazione benissimo ed hai aggiustato la composizione al fascino e alla suggestione del momento. Mi piace tanto la diagonale del bosco e del borgo che emerge da esso che a suo turno emmerge dall' ombra dello sfondo. La profondita' le tessiture degli alberi ed i colori invernali sono meravigliosi. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona domenica,
carlo62 (22407) 2013-01-13 3:06
che bella questa diagonale che divide la montagna scurissima dal paesino inerpicato tra gli alberi in veste invernale.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2013-01-13 3:06
La pendenza della luce è evidenziata dal fondo scuro. Una foto spettacolare e interessante. Buona qualità. Bravo.
willperrett (4861) 2013-01-13 3:42
I like this photograph a lot, but I can't quite work out the black background. Is it a mountainside in deep shade? The subject by contrast is beautifully illuminated, with the Autumnal colours well expressed. The apparent void beyond is a bit unsettling, but perhaps that's why I like it!
ikeharel (47038) 2013-01-13 6:01
Downhill slope dividing nicely the photo on a town dip in forest area.
Autumn colors contrast the dark side ogf the mountain on the other side of the trough.
Fine taken shot.
Sergiom (49050) 2013-01-13 6:15
Une diagonale parfaite divise l'image en deux. Une moitié toute faite de noirceur et l'autre qui explose de lumière sur les murs blancs du village qui s'accroche à la montagne.
tedesse (24306) 2013-01-13 7:53
Great view, beautiful landscape.
Good point of view shows a village situated on a mountain slope. Wonderfully colors and light, excellent sharpness. An interesting note.
I cordially greet
dkmurphys (44122) 2013-01-13 11:03
Superb composition with a dark background. Wonderful!
GREGG (7804) 2013-01-13 12:21
very interesting view
dark sky contrasts with the town situated on a hill
dark horizon divided oblique
This image - a nice composition
jjcordier (69639) 2013-01-13 22:07
Cette division de l'image en deux parties, une sombre et une lumineuse, est vraiment originale et met en valeur ce petit village accroché à la colline.
jhm (130684) 2013-01-14 4:04
I like the diagonal line between the blue almost black sky and the small village on the slope of the mountain between the trees of forest.
What a splendid view about these area.
Composition and presentation are pleasant.
Very well done, TFS.
adramad (32927) 2013-01-14 7:25
Wonderful composition very original, with that cut diagonally so marked, that seems to mean night and day in the picture, with plenty of beautiful hillside woodland with a varied range of colors, the small population gives a charming touch to the composition.
Superb sharpness and brightness.
Have a nice day.
eldancer1 (22463) 2013-01-14 7:51
Wow! Great capture of this hillside community! Love the lighting coming from the side. Good dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Graal (93630) 2013-01-14 12:43
amazing village on the hill. Good shot and presentation. I like the composition with the diagonal border of forest. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
agjika (4319) 2013-01-14 15:42
A very interesting composition. Beautiful light and composition and what a place!
nikkitta (10482) 2013-01-16 18:56
A marvelous capture in diagonal, great contrast and excellent light
Well done, TFS
Didi (52489) 2013-01-18 4:29
Un beau village perché bien éclairé j'apprécie la partie sombre à gauche qui met en valeur cette composition