Abeto di Preci (prov. PG) is a very small center place on a cliff spur to 970 m of quota, to dominate it goes them, western distribution of widest Goes them Castoriana, than in its turn it is one goes them lateral, left of the High Valnerina. It is encircled from forests cedui of deciduous latifoglie, between which they prevail the cerro, the roverella, the carpino black, the frassino, the maple trees, the kernel To advanced quotas to 1.100 m the mixed forest is replaced from faggete ceduate; where the forest is absent extends wide praterie of mountain studded of junipers, than in spring they exhibit extraordinary closings of spontaneous garofani, poligale, thymus, orchidacee of tens and different tens of species that they create one exterminated mosaic of colors live to us. Abeto is fraction of the Common one of Preci. from which a ten of kilometers tos be distant Currently has a stable population of little tens of inhabitants and in the centuries Abeto born like the greater part of the Italian countries of mountain to incirca in X the century to continuation of the calamities the due to the raids of armed bands of varied origin passes you from there did not accommodate more than 300 - 400~ (Central European people Saraceni. etc), much frequent in those travagliati times. It was founded, for reasons of defense, on one limestone cliff spur raised regarding the flank of the digradante mountain from top Saino the Mount; the choice was determined, beyond that to the favorable position to the fortification, from the presence of a near source (currently Source of S. Antonio) On the cliff vegetava a small wood of Fir white man (Abies Miller dawn), probably property left at death of a population richer and remained isolated from the times preistoricI in which the climate was fresher of puts into effect them, to the inside of a faggio forest that was gone more withdrawing to elevated quotas for evolversi of the climate in sense warmer E' for this reason that the rocca fortified that it rose on the cliff spur. Probably supplied of a bridge levatoio, "Castel di Abete" was called, and assumed in just the coat of arms the emblema of this tree. Unfortunately this splendid tree (than catching up also the 40 meters of height is highest of the Italian flora) and that it is typical of the flora of conifers delI' Appennino Centers them (as the red fir I is of the Alps) not and more present in the zone: the attivitá human, adding itself to evolversi of the climate towards medium temperatures higher, it has extinguished it from centuries. Currently the spontaneous exemplary more neighbors are those that vegetano in the faggete of the depositor orient them of Mounts of the Laga Improving extended the historical conditions the lived one around the primitiva rocca (that it occupied the position on which today the Parochial Church of S. Martino is risen). The progressive demographic increment carried above all to the edificazione of rooms under the ancient one rocca, also beyond, and more low, of it puts into effect them constructions of via S. Maria; after the rovinosi earthquakes, some rooms of the lower part were not more reconstructed and remained only some ruderi: here the conviction, radicata still today, than Abeto "it was constructed more low". The main activities always have been those that today are defined, with a debatable neologism, "agrosiIvopastorali": the inhabitants lived mostly of agriculture and pastorizia. The forests were take advantage of you for the local requirements above all. An important aspect of the economy of the Abetani, common also to the inhabitants of the near countries, was the practical one of the migration ages them: in the winter months the men left the families and they oed in the great cities of the Lazio and above all of the Tuscany in order to exercise mostly the art to you of the working of the meats suine, in which, to the par of the Norcini neighbors, they were masters. This activity, practiced through the centuries, beyond to to have had a considerable weight in the economy of the country has left one deep print in the culture of the inhabitants of Abeto (like also of the near countries): print that is observed in the works of art that they embellish the churches, in the customs, in the dialetto, than also fundamentalally remaining a language umbro, it has become rich of numerous toscanismi. But the territory of Abeto is rich of historical and archaeological testimonies very more ancient. In close center of Fiano di Abeto, in the place where hour rises the Church of S. Michele Archangel, rose a temple, probably of roman age, dedicated to Giove; to little distance an alignment of coves exists crafts them, dug in roman age and used for interments; in the near Pass of Ancarano, that it falls back in the Common one of Norcia, there are the rests of one important necropoli of IV - the IlI century a.C.; in the paleoetnologica literature the preistorich place of Abeto (erroneously name "Abeto di Norcia" is very famous), constituted from an outcrop of selce used more resumptions in the preistorici times like "litica workshop". that it has given back beyond 400 exemplary of instruments in stone currently exposed to the Museum Preistorico "G. Bellucci" of Perugia.
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Sergiom (66377) 2014-03-08 4:56
Quel beau village accroché à la montagne. J'aime beaucoup les couleurs variées des maisons qui forment un cercle autour de l'église. Le ciel gris fait encore plus ressortir les couleurs.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-03-08 7:07
già pensando a quanto è piccolo Preci una sua frazione fa pensare a qualcosa di ancora più minuscolo, ma in realtà essa appare più grande di quanto non ci si aspetterebbe.
Ormai, frazione dopo frazione, comune dopo comune, il tuo archivio fotografico è un indice dell'Umbria e di tutti i suoi aspetti.
Complimenti sia per la foto che per lo splendido lavoro che stai svolgendo in tal senso.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-03-08 7:18
magnificent composition of this beautifully located town.
I must say even the dark,grey sky is great here as it helps you to create so unique mood of the scene and to make the contrast to colorful facades so strong.
Have a nice weekend my friend
yquem46 (38750) 2014-03-08 7:25
here the weather was not on your side but somehow the orange/ochre houses are in good contrast on the gray sky
have a nice WE, best regards
eldancer1 (31465) 2014-03-08 7:39
Awesome capture of this village on the hillside and thanks for the wonderful information about those people. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
holmertz (44552) 2014-03-08 8:12
Another beautifully located village with very attractive architecture and fine ochra colours. The composition is well balanced between hillside and sky and with the tree nicely leaning towards the buildings.
saxo042 (37604) 2014-03-08 9:02
A very beautifully situated village! I have been sitting now studying the Google map, looking for Agriturismos in this area. There are indeed many of them, I feel very tempted to visit any one of them this summer. A pity that it is such a long way from Sweden. But this picture is very inspiring.
tenretin (2543) 2014-03-08 9:55
A beautiful photo, well composed and perfectly balanced. The perspective chosen is ideal and allows to detail the various constructions. An interesting notes too.
Good weekend of France.
mesutilgim (88598) 2014-03-08 10:23
Hello dear Silvio,
Another nice capture from Umbria !
Very good pov. Nice to see how the city was been placed almost like an eagles nest atop the hills. Very good layout and many interesting ans usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Schnappilic (9690) 2014-03-08 10:48
What a beautiful picture with a small village in a lovely uniform light. Nice frame with branches in a left side. Congratulations!
cornejo (35207) 2014-03-08 12:14
Ciao Silvio, bella vista di questa città interessante. Molto ben catturato con un buon pov su questa foto molto buono e bello. Quadro interessante con una buona nitidezza, profondità e qualità. Nizza buon lavoro perfettamente fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo bel lavoro.
Buona notte e buona Domenica.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
carlo62 (38134) 2014-03-08 13:57
hai forzato un po' la saturazione, in questo modo mi sembra di rivedere alcune vecchie cartoline, quando venivano dipinte.
La giornata non era luminosa e non è facile fare foto in queste condizioni. In ogni caso, ci hai presentato un altro dei gioielli locali.
sandpiper (6788) 2014-03-08 16:49
Great capture as usual. Good composition and POV. Good use of the tree on the left and extracting the colours under a moody sky
pierrefonds (59850) 2014-03-08 18:00
The village is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the détails and the colours of the buildings and of the church. The cloudy sky is helping to bring out the colours. Have a nice dya.
Corry (4508) 2014-03-08 20:07
Malgré le ciel très nuageux, la lumière met bien en évidence les couleurs des maisons de ce village accroché à la montagne. Beau point de vue. Bien fait.
rychem (27566) 2014-03-08 21:36
Great! Fantastic view, fantastic light, splendid photo
jjcordier (78390) 2014-03-08 23:24
Bon cadrage de ce joli village perché aux façades colorées se détachant bien sur le ciel gris.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-08 23:52
Excellent handling of light and colours in not so brilliant conditions for a photo. Like the contrast between the orange coloured buildings and the heavily overcast sky. Atmospheric shot with natural light and colours. Thanks for sharing.
ikeharel (62173) 2014-03-09 3:42
Baige and orange tones of the houses in fine contrast to the grey sky aloft.
POV chosen was well premeditated, result in a nice scenery over the town built on the hill.
jhm (143557) 2014-03-09 4:50
Thank you very much for your interesting notes, I learn everyday on TE.
A wonderful village on the slope of the mountain.
The facades and the church tower are the real eye catchers on these nice picture.
Lovely panorama view about these area.
Wonderful sharp and clear taken.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
mirosu (15156) 2014-03-09 7:10
Excellent intro, superb photo. Outstanding view of small township in excellent warm light. I like the arrangement with the nice town houses and the church on the top.
Very well done.
npecanhuk (69556) 2014-03-09 11:31
Wondeful place, both for its natural and man-made elements!
Very beautiful and attractive picture, with excellent sharpness, exposure, colors (in spite of difficult weather conditions), horizontal format, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
pili51 (1489) 2014-03-09 11:56
Ciao amico Silvio,
interessante vista di questa bellíssima città, che si conclude bella collina, molto ben composta e catturato da una grande POV, in questa grande e bella fotografia.
Quadro interessante con ottima nitidezza, bella luce, colore e qualità. Un grande lavoro ben fatto.
Buona sera e bon inizio di settimana.
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-03-09 12:19
Beautiful view of the buildings on the hill with superb colour contrast against the grey sky. The foreground with the warm Colours stands out beautifully against the misty backdrop. Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
willperrett (8017) 2014-03-09 14:28
You old Romantic, you! This looks straight out of the 19th century. Except that there was no colour film in those days. But a seriously effective landscape shot in a beautiful location. The weather has perhaps even helped you achieve a romantic atmosphere. Excellent.
Graal (99830) 2014-03-10 0:46
beautiful view of Perugian Abeto. Amazing town on the rocks. Good shot from fine POV. Interesting informations. Photo I like a lot.
Have a nice week.
ChrisJ (103665) 2014-03-10 7:26
I love the subtle warm cold color contrast between the yellow and reddish yellow facades of the village walls and buildings and the bg blue grey smoky mountains. A superb high vantage point with impressive sharpness and nice framing. Tfs!
Cricri (110709) 2014-03-10 11:29
Ciao ami Silvio
Excellent rendu des détails, des couleurs, le contraste avec le ciel dramatique, et un tout bon POV, superbe
annjackman (20753) 2014-03-10 11:34
The grey sky and misty hills help to make the colours of the houses stand out. Another fabulous image of a town gripping the edge of a hillside - excellent.
Kind Regards, Ann
abmdsudi (46276) 2014-03-11 7:11
A breath taking ancient small town and thks to your description, a shot with sense of space and depth and perched high in seclusion expertly captured. Lovely soft bright colour and tones so well detailed and great perspective, the colour is a real draw in the setting all look sharp, crispy and superbly exposed. This is a wonderful scene carefully planned and executed satisfactorily, Congrats.
macjake (60698) 2014-03-11 12:37
I'll never get tired of viewing these scenes you continue to show us from Italy. All are so tranquil and picturesque.
great to see some bright yellow colors in this one, combined with the grey brooding skies.
Didi (58800) 2014-03-12 10:22
Bonjour mon ami
Intéressantes chaudes lumières sur ce village perché avec un ciel nuageux bien équilibré
Une belle vue très appréciable
dta (71021) 2014-03-13 9:28
Ciao Silvio ,
A splendid view of this perched village . Excellent capture of the poor light , and a beautiful sky .
Kielia (24073) 2014-03-14 9:00
a wonderful village especially under the grey sky where the colour’s contrasts are enhanced. A beautiful and well managed shot. Thanks for sharing!
fritzi007 (8432) 2014-03-21 13:24
Perfect photo with high quality, beautiful colors and good information, congratulations!
GiovanniG (3000) 2015-03-09 22:51
Ciao Silvio my friend,
Your portfolio is so impressive my friend. I picked this on as it is so impressive the lights from above as if God is saying bravo for this little village. Well done Silvio.