Armenzano is part of the municipality of Assisi (PG) .
The village is located 8 km east of the city of Assisi, on the eastern flank of Mount Subasio , at a height of about 740 m above sea level . Its population in the medieval period consisted of about 400 people (40 burners) and in 1950 there were 550 people, now reduced to thirty . The inhabitants are called armenzanesi .
Built along the road that joins Spello to Assisi, Armenzano is situated on a hill where you can enjoy splendid views of the hills and mountains of Nocera and the green valley of the river Anna .
The hill on which stands Armenzano , round and tight makes it compulsory for the construction of houses in two concentric circles ; higher isolated stands the house of the medieval squire . The walls surrounding the castle are now completely ruined .
Isolated with respect to the structure of the country, is the Church of S. Mary, built by the Camaldolese friars of S. Sylvester in the twelfth or thirteenth century.
Armenzano The name derives from the Latin " Armentum " , which means herd of cattle , horses, ... the main resource of the country was, in fact , for a long time , breeding also because its geological structure , strongly sloping , lends itself to pasture but not agriculture.
Umbrian origins in the Middle Ages the castle was owned by the Count of Napoleon Umbertin Monaldi (died in 1257 ) , who was a great friend and admirer of St. Francis and his host whenever the Holy went to preach in the area. Of the sons of Napoleon should be mentioned Ugolino 's husband and father of Blonde DiALTA . Dialta , yet in her youth , as soon as the Scifi Clare founded the Order of Poor Clares , entered the convent changing its name profane, celebrated in the dances and songs of love , in that of Sister Lucia. Some sites also originates Blessed John the simple , a follower of St. Francis, who used to imitate in all its expressions and movements.
In ancient times, the castle belonged to the municipality of Spello , as part of the Duchy of Spoleto and the Diocese . It seems to have then been sold to Assisi by the heirs of Napoleon in 1271.
Since the 80s it hosts a famous Nativity , which each year attracts a large number of visitors from all over Umbria . The village, with the participation of all inhabitants, turns and takes the visitor back in time , presenting clothing, work and life styles of the time.
Remarkable Astronomical Observatory of Armenzano , built in '99 readjusting a house in the village of about 60 square meters to private initiative alone . All the work of transformation has been carried out in accordance with the particular environment in which it is inserted.
Posted in the Natural Park of Mount Subasio, enjoys an almost total absence of light pollution .
Near the castle is the church of Santa Maria always wanted by Camaldolese friars in the thirteenth century.
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dta (82418) 2013-09-19 7:25
Ciao Silvio ,
A splendid view of this narrow street through the old soned arch .
Romano46 (18472) 2013-09-19 7:45
ho sempre sostenuto che alla vista di un arco riesci sempre a dare il meglio di te, e questa è l'ennesima conferma.
Ottima composizione, eccellente niotidezza, colori perfetti e bellissimi dettagli.
Ciao e buona serata
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-09-19 8:18
Namaste Silvio, another excellent shot from you. Like the beautifully lit alley with a superb depth. Great use of the frontal arch as a natural framing. Nice natural colours. An enjoyable presentation. Tfs.
Nicou (151104) 2013-09-19 8:24
quelle vue avec le bel arche sueprbe quel rendu sur la pierre tu déniche vraiment parfaitement et capte ces arches de pierres dans les ruelles.
Bravo et amitié
adramad (49556) 2013-09-19 10:24
I really like these small deserted streets, which seem to move to the medieval era, in this case the image is fabulous with these facades framed by the arch and give some good textures.
Fantastic lighting and colorful.
The good sharpness also allows us to recreate the image so well captured.
Have a good evening, my friend.
All the best.
amaryllis (37039) 2013-09-19 10:57
Que ces ruelles pavées typiques peuvent être superbes! Et ton cadrage les met bien en valeur
Tu es le roi des papillons et des ruelles de jolies villes
cornejo (46798) 2013-09-19 11:04
Ciao Silvio, molto buona immagine di questa bella e interessante via stretta, perfettamente catturata in questo quadro chiaro e bello con grande nitidezza, luce e colore. Lavoro eccellente e interessante perfettamente fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per aver condiviso questo bel lavoro.
Buona notte e buon fine settimana.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
Royaldevon (43417) 2013-09-19 11:44
Ciao Caro Silvio,
To see a scene through an archway adds enormous interest to the viewer and when the archway is so nicely textured, the pleasure is multiplied. This is beautifully composed with details of flowers and steps to guide and interest as you move from f/g to b/g.
My warm regards,
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2013-09-19 11:47
very simple photo with good arch....
good light management..
great sharpness..nice earthen colours..
carlo62 (55004) 2013-09-19 13:19
che angolino gustoso e con tanto di arco, nella serie di scaline in un classico borgo tutto in pietra, come si trovano in Umbria o nei paesi di montagna.
Nelle pianure venivano utilizzati i mattoni, era difficile trovare le pietre.
PiotrF (22898) 2013-09-19 14:37
Nice urban view from Armenzano. Colors, contrast are excellent. Interesting note. Very pleasant picture
photoray (13981) 2013-09-19 16:06
Your Armenzano street view is attractive for the multiple rock and mortar textures of the path and walls and arch, all in fine depth of field.
Certainly a place great to take a stroll and dream.
Happy Trails to you,
Periko (6228) 2013-09-19 19:16
Looking at this photo is like glance to the Middle Age. I really like this alley without people.
Graal (103038) 2013-09-19 23:34
very nice old backstreet. I like the gate and walls with the decorative flowers. Very well done photo. Interesting note and informations about this village.
Have a nice day.
lgir (7363) 2013-09-20 0:40
nice view of the street all paved and narrow. I find, however, that the background is slightly blurred. Is this due to the slow shutter speed?
I allowed myself a small correction WS, hoping that you like it.
ChrisJ (117883) 2013-09-20 5:38
Nice use of the fg stone arch to frame the receding alleyway. Good shadow detail and sharpness with superb textural details. I like the cool blue grey color tints. They contrast well against the red magenta tones. The purple flowers add a nice splash of colour. Tfs!
mesutilgim (97504) 2013-09-20 10:39
Very nice capture of this amazing old Street in Armenzano.
Perfect pov and very good layout.
The graphism created with the cobble stone pavement is great.
TFS and have a nice weekend
dekanski (6014) 2013-09-21 3:19
very nice and recognizable!!
regards, have a nice weekend!
abmdsudi (57728) 2013-09-21 8:26
Looks like a place still untouched in hundreds of years reflecting the old world stateliness that’s intoxicating. Colours of the stones houses add to the appeal of this charming villlage, a very evocative and wonderful insight. The compo invites viewers into the picture in the quiet relaxed atmosphere. Well done, TFS
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-09-22 2:28
I couldn´t miss this one!Stones are so magnificent in old,medieval towns like Armenzano!You captured here really beautiful corner of this town with so charming architecture.Your shot conveys well unique and picturesque character of it.
Have a nice sunday
Cricri (125904) 2013-09-26 4:25
Un endroit de vielles pierres qui ne manque pas de charme, bien cadrer avec l'arche et les touches de couleurs des fleurs, belle réalisation
npecanhuk (78579) 2013-09-28 6:49
Lovely and beautiful picture with special regards to the large vertical format, chosen pov, composition and exposure!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,