The village of Civitella belongs to the municipality of Scheggino, which is 3.46 km in the province of Perugia, region Umbria.
Castle elliptical slope on the left bank of the Black in 1361 and in 1490 is located between sites submitted to the City of Spoleto.
The castle of Civitella, elliptical, occupies a small hill (480 m) dominating a vast and fertile agricultural plain, located on the left bank of the Black Mountain and control of the important route linking Spoleto Monteleone and Lioness, then with the Kingdom of Naples.
Surrounded by walls, still almost intact, in which there are two doors: the door-prioress' upstream and preceded by a covered walkway that arched over the remains of a bastion, the "door to walk" with a pointed arch of stone. Construction is very simple but there are details that demonstrate a degree of accuracy (light windows, balconies, lintels), several buildings of the sixteenth and seventeenth century. reveal noble aspirations showing decorations around doors and windows.
The fortifications, the walls and two gates date back to centuries. XIII. The importance of the settlement in the Middle Ages is attested by the presence of a hospital for pilgrims, mostly S. Cross and a nunnery dedicated to St. Augustine Mary Magdalene.
Built on the site of an ancient settlement evidenced by pre-Roman funerary material, already fief of the Abbey of San Pietro in Valle, the late thirteenth century became the seat of the district of Spoleto Podesta. In the fourteenth century church of St. Peter is one of three ancient churches of the Val di Narco, located close to major roads: its jurisdiction extended over several churches in the area and on the hospital of St. Cross, still operating in 600.
In 1522 the confederation of Castelli Civitella participate in the fight against Spoleto, dissociation later. In 1539 and in 1603 Civitella is involved in border disputes Conle community of Monte San Vito and Scheggino.
The village of Civitella rises 480 meters above sea level.
In the village of Civitella counts 16 inhabitants.
The urban is characterized by a main road which, starting from "port priority," runs in the first floor and then slope down to the "Gateway to feet and onto which all other avenues. Stand out in the building fabric medieval architectural elements of sec. XVI of great value and unusual for towns in the area.
Civitella enjoyed until sec. XIX administrative autonomy, and only after the unification of Italy, in 1883 the town of Civitella to become enfeoffed Sant'Anatolia Narco,: in 1885, is attached permanently to the municipality of Scheggino. A the center of town is the church of S. Giovanni Evangelista, which has always been identified as the ancient church dedicated to St. Peter, although recent research to locate outside the castle. The present building dates back to centuries. XIV, with the addition of the Baroque era, while the arrangement of the chancel is due to an intervention of the century. XIX. The interior contains the remains of a painted decoration of the century. XV and XVI: Mannerist altar valuable painting depicting the Madonna and St. John the Evangelist, attributed to John Catena. Beside the church stands the mighty and tall bell tower, which once also had civil functions and became for centuries the symbol of communal freedom, which is also the emblem of the Community.
Not far from the town and the shrine of St. Maria de la Luz, along the old road from Scheggino, the ruins are covered with vegetation of the former church of S. Biagio, a Romanesque building recently identified with the ancient church of S. Peter.
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Nicou (133338) 2013-12-20 7:53
Merveilleux panorama et vue ces champs jaunes et les oliviers avec le village blotti contre la pente sueprbe compo et vue.
Bravo et amitié
ourania (38892) 2013-12-20 7:54
un paesaggio molto bello, con colori invernali armoniosi e meravigliosi. La vista e' comprensiva ma ha anche un senso di isolamento e di intimita'. Il piccolo borgo sulla cima della collina e' interessante ed attraente, e' ottimamente posizionato nel quadro e la sua relazione con il contesto e' intrigante. La luce calda e la leggera foschia fanno un effeto favoloso. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona serata,
rychem (30287) 2013-12-20 7:55
The atmosphere of this photo is unique, amazing light and colors are different than the summer colors,beautiful landscape
holmertz (47066) 2013-12-20 8:20
This is a spectacular view and a very well composed photo with a good balance between the light are in the foreground and the darker background. The two hills are nicely divided along a diagonal. To my mind there is a slightly strong red tone and I would also have liked to see some stronger contrasts.
photographer_sg (4412) 2013-12-20 10:27
Lovely colours and great composition. Spectacular landscape. Thanks for sharing.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-20 11:08
una gran bella composizione ed eccellenti tinte pastello dai colori molto sfumati e delicati.
Ottima proprio per la presenza della foschia che rende il paesaggio diverso da quello consueto e appunto per questo apprezzabile in misura maggiore.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-20 11:44
We see another beautiful scenery from the Italian hill side through your lens. The light that enlightens left side of the is just magical. The Castle looks beautiful and seems to be precariously situated near the edge. Excellent color and light and thanks for sharing.
photoray (13725) 2013-12-20 17:27
Another fine Umbria scene, with the distant hillside gothic village architecture, and the colorful foreground of warm tones highlighting the landscaping and orchard.
Corry (4508) 2013-12-20 20:32
Très belle vue sur ces champs d'oliviers et ce village au-dessus de la montagne. Beau contraste de couleurs. Bien fait.
COSTANTINO (61391) 2013-12-20 23:21
Bella atmosfera di montagna del bel paessagio
con caldi colori bel POV
e Buon weekend
Graal (101104) 2013-12-20 23:32
another very nice landscape. Amazing delicacy mist and pastel colors. Good POV. Fine look on the village on hill. Photo I like.
Have a nice WE.
gojo (1769) 2013-12-21 2:38
I´ve been looking at lots of gold in Abu Dhabi, but here You have caught "gold" in nature. The contrasting fore ground is amazing, with its colors and many fine details.
dekanski (4487) 2013-12-21 4:06
Another wonderful photo in the style of Silvio!!!
Have a nice weekend!
npecanhuk (72000) 2013-12-21 5:57
Ciao Silvio! This is so beautiful and lovely too! Such a pleasant-looking landscape ! Soft light & colors, level of sharpness, chosen pov and composition are all superb photo qualities! Cheers, Neyvan
cornejo (37653) 2013-12-21 11:10
Ciao Silvio, molto buona fotografia di questa bella e interessante vista del bellissimo paesaggio, molto ben catturata in questa bella immagine con una buona nitidezza, luce e colore. Molto buono ed interessante lavoro ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo interessante lavoro.
Buona notte e buona Domenica. (Merry Christmas)
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
Cricri (113589) 2013-12-21 11:32
Ciao ami Silvio
Sublime la lumière sur l'avant plan donnant de jolies teintes aux paysage, le village blanc surélevée, une très belle réalisation
carlo62 (41195) 2013-12-21 14:35
questa mi è sfuggita.
Hai forzato un po' la saturazione e hai ottenuto un bel contrasto tra la parte bassa della foto e il resto del paesaggio.
La composizione è ineccepibile come sempre.
claudeD (36584) 2014-01-05 6:02
Wonderful picture from Civitella showing this amazing landscape. Perfect clarity and light managment. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg