City of Latin origin located on the Tyrrhenian Sea, was the site spa and holiday resort since the times of the Romans; At the beginning of the sixth century A.D. century the ancient cittàfu sacked and destroyed by the Goths, who roamed the Lazio and the Roman coast, the ancient port was abandoned, and all the survivors moved to a small group of houses around the temple of the god Neptune, who, after a short time, it would become the current medieval town of Neptune.
Later, from the Renaissance until the unification of Italy, was the fief of various families of Lazio and during Fascism was united in a single municipal government, with the neighboring Anzio.
Returning an independent town after the war, is now a city of nearly fifty thousand inhabitants with its own marina and, in addition to its core feature for summer holidays, has become an alternative housing than in Rome because of the lower cost of the buildings.
Heart of the town is the old town, interwoven with stately homes and simple tangle of streets and squares, all around the Collegiate Church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist and John the Evangelist. To one side of the Collegiate there was the Oratory of Mount Carmel, the other the church of SS. Sacramento, in front of the baronial palace already Column, now owned by Borghese. On one side of the village the beautiful building of the Segneri, across the majestic Doria-Pamphili palace, also owned by the Borghese, with frescoes by Pier Francesco Mola, especially in the halls and in the party room.
Worth a visit to the cemetery of the fallen Americans.
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Nicou (128818) 2014-06-18 2:00
avec ce jeune qui joue au foot sur la place pavée quelle vue et la statue sueprbe et ces façade splendide compo.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (89325) 2014-06-18 2:02
Witaj Silvio my today neighbour :)
Curious courtyard, nice scene.
Good POV and composition.
Boy add savor of photo.
Have a nice day my Friend!
SnapRJW (31625) 2014-06-18 4:06
Hello Silvio - One of the things I liked very much about Italy were the piazzas, especially in the small towns. I noticed that so much community life and socializing went on in them, especially in the early evening when the townsfolk would stop, sit and chat to one another while the children played in a safe environment. I like this shot for the typical scene it presents and the memories it ignites. Lovely!
holmertz (44362) 2014-06-18 4:20
This is a very nice photo with a strong Italian flavour. I like the inclusion of the boy playing football on his own, and the laundry hanging outside a window. The light and colours are excellent.
jhm (143429) 2014-06-18 4:56
This is real a wonderful place for children to play on these nice cobblestone courtyard
Your picture is made in high quality with nice pleasant colours.
Excellent perspective and depth, nice choice of your angle.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
mursaloglu (8682) 2014-06-18 5:40
Bellissima composizione. Grande protogonista con la pallina mette questa foto a grande interesse. Bravissimo..
dkmurphys (52177) 2014-06-18 7:34
Fine scene from that small square. I like the warm sunny day and the strong contrasts. Well taken.
Sergiom (66163) 2014-06-18 8:24
J'aime beaucoup cette composition où le jeune homme S'imagine devant des millions de supporters en comptant le but gagnant à la coupe du Monde de soccer.La statue n’arrêtera rien comme gardien de but.
danos (89855) 2014-06-18 9:43
nice the snapshot with the little boy to approach the statue with his ball.The well chosen vertical format,with the colourful buildings to create contrst with the blue of the sky makes the image so effective.
amaryllis (35597) 2014-06-18 11:53
Une superbe photo bien lumineuse avec cet enfant et son ballon, une belle rue pavée et une belle couleur de façade et à droite une ombre bien vue
PiotrF (11172) 2014-06-18 13:55
Nice capture from Nettuno. I like the light and the colour .Excellent detailed picture
Composition and presentation make these picture attractive.Thanks for the interesting notes.
carlo62 (37978) 2014-06-18 14:37
una scena tutta italiana, belle facciate, piazza con monumento, panni stesi e bambino con pallone....per fortuna ce ne sono ancora, non tutti giocano con l'elettronica.
Bello scatto, molto nostrano.
npecanhuk (69476) 2014-06-18 22:09
Pretty attractive picture, with many things to be seen and enjoyed!
Special regards to the presence of that boy with his ball!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
mirosu (15156) 2014-06-18 23:58
Excellent view to nice small town square in superb light. Nice arrangement with the houses in BG and the statue. The people add nice life to the scene. Superb contrast against blue sky.
Very well done.
imageme (1790) 2014-06-19 14:33
Hi Silvio, Nice corner of the place taken with nice light and tones. I like the original composition and the boy with the ball adds extra life to the frame. Best regards
photoray (13408) 2014-06-19 16:12
I am attracted to the gray brick curves plaza with soccer boy, and the classical weathering walls, back of statue and glimpse of bell tower.
Thanks for sharing,
nikkitta (16476) 2014-06-19 16:34
Good capture, World Cup is in full action as is the boy in this very colorful square with hanging clothes
So Italian, well done
Ciao et buona settimana
fabbs99 (16815) 2014-06-19 23:58
Nice image of the boy practicing with the football.TFS.
Miguel82 (26506) 2015-01-01 6:09
That little boy is playing "calcio" in that cobblestone plazza, clothes are drying, there is a mix of old and new buildings clearly visible in that Nettuno quarter, happy new year