Castle mound dating back to centuries. XIII, whose name derives from the diminutive rock, built at Mt. 793 s. l. m., overlooking the Valley of the Tessino, with keep and tower, formerly also called Rocca Oddi.
Belongs to the territory of the municipality of Cerreto di Spoleto, which was fought on several occasions from Spoleto and Norcia,
He remained faithful to the city of Spoleto during the revolt of the Nera Valley Castles, resisting, in 1523, armed bands of ice axes and Petrone Brancaleone Vallo.
You can still see the different phases of construction of the town: the early medieval settlement around the parish setting, the next castle, the remains of a fort and the two gates and the sixteenth century village built along the road.
The fabric is very compact construction of the castle in recent times has been largely restored and healed without altering the original structure, while the agricultural village partly replaced by new buildings has lost many of its features.
The country is home to an agrarian community, formed in recent times, after a long legal fight against the City of Cerreto, who contrasted the recognition.
The parish church of St. James of the sixteenth century frescoes and paintings from the eighteenth, a Baroque wooden altar from St. Nicholas and a wooden crucifix from the XV century Madonna del Verde, a small votive building on the way to Monteleone ..
At the ancient road, now annexed to the cemetery, but once isolated, is the church of St. Nicholas, a small Romanesque building, with chancel covered dome and belfry on the front, low-key rustic derived from Santa Maria of Ponte. Frescoes dated 1529, on the right, the representation of Rocchetta.
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lousat (96771) 2014-03-04 10:43
Ciao Silvio,inquadratura impeccabile ed ottimi dettagli,ma i colori sembrano molto deboli e l'esposizione al limite...comunque sempre difficile lavorare con lo zoom..ehee...buona serata,Luciano
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-03-04 11:00
A beautiful view with the rustic hill forming a great background for the charming white houses on the mound. The composition is superb with excellent natural colours and great clarity.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
nikkitta (17068) 2014-03-04 11:42
Cjharming capture of the village at the top of the hill preceded by a kind od history lesson aboout the place
Like the natural colos, as for instance the white of the houses
mesutilgim (97192) 2014-03-04 12:21
Hello dear Silvio,
Interesting capture from Umbria with good layout and many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-03-04 13:15
we can here admire well the beauty of the architecture and picturesque location of Rocchetta.
Old,medieval villages have so much charm.
Excellent POV and close-up providing us with so many small details.
Well done my friend!
Have a nice evening
dip (23890) 2014-03-04 13:17
I can see many interesting architectural details of the village,
good choice of POV,very well framed as well,
Corry (4508) 2014-03-04 19:59
Joli point de vue sur ce village construit autour du rocher. En période estivale, la vue doit être très belle dans un environnement de verdure. Bien fait.
rychem (41652) 2014-03-04 21:29
You have a good eye for such picturesque little towns, fantastic location, very well taken against the dark slope, bravo
jjcordier (79297) 2014-03-04 22:42
Bon cadrage de ce joli village accroché à la colline. La prise de vue sans ciel donne une belle unité de tons.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-03-04 23:01
a beautiful photo from Rocchetta, the composition is very attractive and I like the architectural details, superb lights and colours,
Apurba20 (984) 2014-03-04 23:53
Beautiful scene of the houses built on a hill.
Nice small town with a tone of peace attached to it.
carlo62 (54152) 2014-03-05 0:23
in questo caso, anche il nome rivela l'antico castello che dominava da questa rupe.
La forma del borgo ndr rivela le origini, che dalla tua foto, si riescono ad apprezzare ampiamente.
holmertz (58306) 2014-03-05 2:42
From the thumbnail I tought this was a B&W. The very mild and subdued colours give this an almost monochrome expression which I like very much, beside the look as such of the charming and very crowded village.
Sergiom (87213) 2014-03-05 6:22
Quel beau petit village dans la campagne italienne. On dirait bien qu'il occupe toute la petite colline et qu'il est décidé à ne pas grandir plus qu'il ne le faut.
photoray (13981) 2014-03-05 7:22
Interesting scene of Rocchetta, the historical medieval village a top of the mountain; gothic architecture in random angles and brown/grey trees interwoven and in the background.
Looks like a fine place to explore and dream of ancient life styles.
Thanks for sharing,
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-03-05 10:00
Nice cluster of homes overlooking the valley, I'm sure those people have a wonderful view. Good pov and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
pierrefonds (70477) 2014-03-05 17:10
The side of the mountain is helping to frame the town. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the buildings of Rocchetta The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.
ikeharel (77263) 2014-03-06 9:25
Buona sera Silvio,
Fabulous labyrinth built small town, one one singl hill.
Good daylight upon, details shown marvelousely, and in contrast to grey mountain on the background.