On the slopes of Coscerno, mt. 1152 above sea level, on an ancient road that led from Sant'Anatolia in Monteleone di Spoleto. Certainly when the community settled there did not seem much more secure life in the bottom of the valley, after the invasion of the Saracens dell'890. Up there lived a quiet life, semi-independent town of Spoleto, with its Statutes.
In 1241 was one of the castles, who paid fodrum to Frederick II. but soon returned to Spoleto, where he remained essentially true. For its isolation was not easy to Ghibellines banned after 1324, settling in the castle. In 1361 and in 1490 is one of the castles in the district of Spoleto. The Neapolitan troops of King Robert, by the boundless kingdom of Naples, while the conductors of Henry VII and Ludwig of Bavaria, took possession of it, left him alone in 1340, after Spoleto, by an ambassador, Robert guaranteed to help riders of 500 and 1,000 gold ducats. On the door of the castle is the emblem of Spoleto. Was devastated in 1391 by Giovanni di Cola da Monteleone. In 1639 Urban VIII ordered the construction of the road Scheggino - Gavelli - Monteleone. In 1798 and was for many years and asylum and insurgents and bandits prey on those succeeded. With the Restoration was a small town with a mayor in the standard-bearer of Spoleto. It was closed in 1875 and aggregate to Sant'Anatolia. In 1712 the village had 136 inhabitants.
The church is dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel. Roof truss. The left wall is divided into four niches with remarkable frescoes. The first in Spain or the disciple John Brunotti painted: Madonna and Child with Angels, St. Francis and St. Anthony of Padua, St. Jerome (1524). In the Second, the Pietà, Calvary, the instruments of the Passion, St. Peter, the Handmaid, Pilate, Judas, etc. rooster.; Five saints: Augustine, Leonardo, Anthony Abate, San Sebastian and Bernard, a San detached Sebastiano Lo Spain. These paintings are of local teachers (1492). In the third niche you see: the Lord in the clouds and light, with adoring angels, the Virgin in the drum and many holy monks and hermits, author unknown. In the fourth niche: Virgin and Child with two angels and cherubs, the Baptist and Saint Sebastian, Spain and the work of The disciple Brunotti. The apse and Lo made Spain a bit 'in a hurry for the many committees who was Joan hispano pentore MDXVIII. represents the apparition of the Archangel Michael on Mount Gargano: the crowning of the Virgin and apostles, prophets, angels, saints and sibyls. Above the Eternal and the Annunciation in three rounds (of the students of The Spain), Holy Spirit, St. Augustine and St. Matthew. On the right wall is only one Madonna and Child with Saint Jerome, San Sebastian and other saints of the many votive Lo Brunotti and Spain (1523). Here, the great painter has left his masterpieces. This church is truly a treasure.
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Sergiom (73536) 2014-02-25 3:38
La très belle campagne italienne sous la neige avec un ciel spectaculaire pour la mettre en valeur. Par contre j'aurais aimer voir un point focal plus présent.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-02-25 3:59
a splendid view with spectacular composition and romantic details, great colours and lights, superb place to relaxation,
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-25 4:50
Beautiful view from the Italian country side. The town on the hill acts a nice focal point. The clouds and the shadow and light patterns on the ground makes this an atmospheric image. Fine photo with natural colours and good clarity. Thanks for sharing.
tyro (23592) 2014-02-25 6:02
Ciao caro Silvio,
As always, you have given us a very informative and comprehensive note as well as a very fine photograph by way of illustration.
Your composition is excellent, the little town sitting proudly on a hill overlooking the valley to the left but also overlooked itself by the hills and cliffs on the right. The snow in the foreground gives lovely depth to the picture as also does the deep blue clouded sky above.
Glorious light and colours, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.
lousat (87220) 2014-02-25 6:26
Ciao Silvio,lo scenario è bellissimo e anche la qualita' dei dettagli è perfetta,pero' secondo me la foto manca di grinta,avrei pompato contrasto e colori...comunque davvero niente male.Buona serata,Luciano.
rychem (32321) 2014-02-25 8:51
Beautiful landscape and beautiful photo, i like the diagonal composition with the slope slanted towards the valley, beautiful cloudy sky, well done
Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-25 10:38
bella e drammatica nello stesso tempo!
la composizione appare molto ben costruita e colore e nitidezza si evidenziano in misura notevole.
Ciao e buona serata
pierrefonds (63394) 2014-02-25 19:01
The wideness of the area is giving depth to the comosition. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the mountains. The good luminosity is making the colours to stand out. Have a nice day.
Corry (4508) 2014-02-25 20:45
Très beau paysage avec une légère couche de neige. Malgré une lumière plutôt déficiente, l'image est très belle. Salutations.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-02-25 21:39
Nice colors. You have captured the terrain so magnificently.
The colors have accentuated the effect.
fabbs99 (17129) 2014-02-25 23:42
This is a marvelous image of the mountains from Gavellie.Perfect composition and sharpness.Keep sharing. TFS
Nicou (136270) 2014-02-26 1:53
quelle vue e tiamge sueprbe quelle forme de la colline et en fond ce ciel lour mervielleux et la douce neige sur le sol sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
photographer_sg (4412) 2014-02-26 9:58
Another wonderful addition to your gallery, the cliff is in beautiful contrast against the clouded sky and the distant town has provided a perfect focal point. lovely natural colours. Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.