Castle slope of the XIII-XIV sec. on the right bank of the river Nera. The most ancient settlement was built upstream of the town and were the remains of the walls of a church. Outside the entrance to the castle, the village has evolved with the typical case of a slope. His name, like that of the nearby villa of Cese in the town of Spoleto, probably derives from the Latin "CAED", that means cutting and weeding. Oral tradition attributes its foundation to the feudal lord chisel, the mythical origin of the medieval castle built to defend the feudal abbey of St. Pietro in Valle, assigned to the lords of Chisels, vassals of the dukes of Spoleto.
The urban is characterized by a central road that runs between the two winding access roads, and some semi-circular cross the dead-end, which radiate to the ancient walls, which still identifies the perimeter.
Outside the door to the valley has developed the first center of this town, which has gradually certificate along the carriage roads surrounding the town. Chisels was a separate municipality until 1875, when it was merged with the municipality of Scheggino.
At the top of the village is the church of S. Michele Arcangelo, built in the century. XIV using the tower as a polygonal apse of the keep, then transformed into a belfry. The building was remodeled and enlarged several times until it assumed its present appearance of the church nave with side altars. The arrangement nineteenth century, taking advantage of the pronounced drop of flatness, he emphasized the grandeur of the front preceded by a staircase. Of the parish dedicated to St. Sebastian, are still preserved frescoes of the XV and XVI in the apse wall and into the compartment of the tower.
Opposite Ceselli, on the other side of the ditch, stands the church of S. Vito, a small Romanesque building with a semicircular apse, double windows on the facade and bell tower. The interior is split into two rooms in the sec. XVI and XVII, which mainly depict the patron saint, much invoked against rabies and then against the bite of dogs. Some structural elements of the Roman period bear witness to the seniority of an older building of pagan worship.
Near the town, after passing through the village of Contaglia, find the church of S. Sabino was built in the Romanesque period along the old road to Spoleto, on a hill used to use then the cemetery has also conquered part of the old building. The walls of the nave, which ends with a semicircular apse, preserving traces of frescoes, among which is a holy bishop, perhaps the owner of the church, former bishop of Spoleto and martyr, who lived in the third century.
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Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-19 10:38
giocando con l'esposizione hai fatto una splendida fotografia nella quale assume un ruolo emergente il piccolo borgo con i suoi colori netti e vivaci, a confronto con un paesaggio sfumato, ma nello steso tempo ben leggibile dello sfondo concentrando così l'attenzione sul soggetto senza distoglierla dal contesto generale nel quale è inserito.
Un ottimo risultato.
Ciao e buona serata
rbassin (24279) 2013-12-19 10:45
Une très belle vue sur le village,avec une lumière douce sur le fond de la vallée.
photographer_sg (4414) 2013-12-19 10:52
Brilliant play of colours and lovely composition. Even the distant houses in the blue background are very well captured. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful photograph. Have a nice day.
photoray (13981) 2013-12-19 10:55
Attractive Ceselli image for the resolute foreground buildings and brown/green trees surrounding, then the valley fading into a dreamy blue with a glimpse of the cathedral tower.
Best wishes for the Holidays,
sabermonajati (11383) 2013-12-19 11:05
blue mountain exist nice background for autumnal foreground.
batalay (40201) 2013-12-19 11:11
This is quite simply the best photo I've seen on Trekearth in months. The beautiful rolling hills and valleys of Umbria seen layer upon layer, with the foreground in the warm colors and the the distance in misty colors fading with distance. It is magnificent, my friend.
mesutilgim (97184) 2013-12-19 11:52
Hello dear Silvio,
Amazing landscape amazing capture.
Very good pov and layout. And great to have to lower part pinsharp and in nice autumnal colors, and the slightly blurred (or better in a pale light) background of the scenery.
Many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE entry.
TFS and best regards
williewhistler (16412) 2013-12-19 12:27
you have used the long lens very well to compose a most spectacular view,the light on the FG trees is delightful whilst the haze creates a beautifully mellow BG.
A most attractive photograph with lovely lines all leading to the pretty village.
My best regards Les.
m (0) 2013-12-19 12:45
such a vast view over the fields, I do like the hazy light and gentle colors. Lovely presentation of a beautiful place.
lousat (96732) 2013-12-19 14:35
Hai cesellato una foto meravigliosa,giusto per un gioco di parole che solo genio come me poteva inventarsi..ehehe..panoramica bellissima,coi differenti livelli di distanza ben gestiti e grandi dettagli,specialmente allontandosi dal punto di scatto.Buon Venerdi',Luciano
carlo62 (54122) 2013-12-19 15:20
in questa foto è molto evidente la differenza che comporta la foschia sui fari livelli di distanza, partendo da un'ottima nitidezza nel primo piano, fino alla sfumatura finale.
Tutto questo comporta un effetto di profondità piacevole alla vista.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-12-19 18:28
Silvio, le tue foto sono tutto ció che é la bella Italia..un paese meraviglioso!!
tanti saluti e auguri caro amico
Nicou (149788) 2013-12-19 19:30
Quelle vue et iamge sueprbe de haut en bas avec ces cyprès qui ressortent des maisons et les autres tons qui tranchent avec le vert quelle compo.
Bravo et amitié
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-19 20:24
Beautiful scenic view of the hill side from the high POV. Nice soft light illuminating the whole landscape is magical. I like your framing in the FG with these autumn trees. Superb natural light colors and clarity. I love the view. Thanks for sharing.
KristinsCamera (2384) 2013-12-19 21:26
ciao silvio ~
it is so unfair that you are in italy, where such lovely landscapes abound! you are an amazing photographer and always find the most beautiful shots, perfectly framed. but you do have a wonderful country to play with and you know just where to find the best opportunities for your camera ;)
jjcordier (79297) 2013-12-19 22:30
Beau point de vue sur ce superbe paysage. Une belle composition "à plusieurs étages" et une jolie lumière douce.
mirosu (16273) 2013-12-19 23:41
Highest quality photo, superb view to the valley. The perfectly lit houses and treed in foreground are the main focal point of this photo. There is a great use of depth of field to hold the viewer in the foreground houses & trees as well as village houses and hill slopes in BG, and the excellent lighting conditions have allowed for very good color saturation. The overall impact is very strong. Very well done.
emka (105528) 2013-12-19 23:45
Ciao caro Silvio, marvelous view, with such photos I appreciate the new format. There are so many details to admire. magnificent shot.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
cornejo (46076) 2013-12-20 3:03
Ciao Silvio, molto buona immagine di questo paesaggio interessante e bella, molto ben catturata in questa immagine interessante, con una buona nitidezza, profondità, luce e colore. Molto buono ed interessante lavoro ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo bel lavoro.
Buon pomeriggio e felice fine settimana. (Merry Christmas)
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
snunney (105503) 2013-12-20 4:23
The plunging point of view is excellent, with the village laid out before us as if at our feet. I like the lighting and the contrasts in tone between foreground and background.
Sergiom (87179) 2013-12-20 6:15
Un paysage des plus spectaculaires qui nous offre plusieurs petits villages à admirer de haut. L'ensemble est profond et d'une grande netteté et jouit d'une lumière magnifique.
ourania (50573) 2013-12-20 8:02
un panorama profondissimo ed accattivante. C' e' tanta bellezza ed interesse in tutto il quadro e in tutta la vista dal primo piano fino allo sfondo. La chiarezza, considerando l' illuminazione e la distanza, e' superba. La luce ed i colori invernali sono magnifici. Mi piace tantissimo questo luogo e la sua atmosfera. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buon fine settimana,
macjake (71731) 2013-12-20 8:33
maybe not the best of lighting conditions in the upper portions of the frame, but still has that charm and beauty which we all love.
fun to see the architecture and the hillsides combined like this.
Wish I were there!
adramad (48980) 2013-12-20 9:09
A really fascinating with a great POV that shows foreground panorama, this hill covered with cypress summit and trees, which have some beautiful fall colors, the view of the next hill, with people climbing the slope is another gorgeous .
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Enjoy a good weekend.
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-12-20 10:02
Very nice capture of this village in the valley. I like the lighting and it has good details. Well done, tfs.
Cricri (124848) 2013-12-20 11:29
Ciao ami Silvio
Une vue merveilleuse avec un contraste des couleurs fantastiques, comme le jeu ombre et de lumière, très belle composition
delpeoples (59684) 2013-12-20 22:02
Incredibile gioco di luce, ombra e nebbia. Adoro come hai giocato con la profonditá di campo e colori. La foto é come una fiabba. Una foto di grande bellezza e magica.
npecanhuk (77699) 2013-12-21 5:54
Ciao ! Wonderful view and picture! Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent ! Cheers, Neyvan
jemaflor (102247) 2013-12-21 8:29
Beautiful pov and composition with Fg and villages, I like these fall colors in the Fg, Good light capture.
nikkitta (17068) 2013-12-21 9:02
Super capture of landscape where the mist is present an the back while the village shines in golden light at the from
Exelente high POV
Ambience is like a dream
Grazie amico mio e buon fine settimana
annjackman (21903) 2013-12-21 23:18
This is an excellent landscape. I like the copper brown trees in the FG and the dreamy, misty light on the green hills in the BG. Lovely lines in the landscape with the village nestling within it.
Kind Regards, Ann
siudzi (34141) 2013-12-22 2:14
Wow! What a beautiful landscape post taken from a very well selected POV! The combination of warm and cold tones here built a very interesting visual result to make it so eye-catching. Well done!
rigoletto (34279) 2013-12-24 6:14
ciao silvio. you should have been to the top of the top to maintain this high view! it is a marvellous photo of a very inviting place, the slight haze to the distance gives an immense depth to the landscape. merry christmas to you and yours :)
claudeD (41246) 2013-12-24 8:03
wonderful panoramic view of that amazing landscape. I like your composition, the fine light managment and sharpness of the shot..Like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
All my best wishes for Xmas to you and your family
kiks (12759) 2014-01-27 7:45
Great framing. Without the sky the eye go's to all the little group of houses at the top of the hills. The orange trees at the fg offers a welkome color contrast.