The village of Civitella belongs to the municipality of Scheggino, which is 3.46 km in the province of Perugia, region Umbria.
Castle elliptical slope on the left bank of the Black in 1361 and in 1490 is located between sites submitted to the City of Spoleto.
The castle of Civitella, elliptical, occupies a small hill (480 m) dominating a vast and fertile agricultural plain, located on the left bank of the Black Mountain and control of the important route linking Spoleto Monteleone and Lioness, then with the Kingdom of Naples.
Surrounded by walls, still almost intact, in which there are two doors: the door-prioress' upstream and preceded by a covered walkway that arched over the remains of a bastion, the "door to walk" with a pointed arch of stone. Construction is very simple but there are details that demonstrate a degree of accuracy (light windows, balconies, lintels), several buildings of the sixteenth and seventeenth century. reveal noble aspirations showing decorations around doors and windows.
The fortifications, the walls and two gates date back to centuries. XIII. The importance of the settlement in the Middle Ages is attested by the presence of a hospital for pilgrims, mostly S. Cross and a nunnery dedicated to St. Augustine Mary Magdalene.
Built on the site of an ancient settlement evidenced by pre-Roman funerary material, already fief of the Abbey of San Pietro in Valle, the late thirteenth century became the seat of the district of Spoleto Podesta. In the fourteenth century church of St. Peter is one of three ancient churches of the Val di Narco, located close to major roads: its jurisdiction extended over several churches in the area and on the hospital of St. Cross, still operating in 600.
In 1522 the confederation of Castelli Civitella participate in the fight against Spoleto, dissociation later. In 1539 and in 1603 Civitella is involved in border disputes Conle community of Monte San Vito and Scheggino.
The village of Civitella rises 480 meters above sea level.
In the village of Civitella counts 16 inhabitants.
The urban is characterized by a main road which, starting from "port priority," runs in the first floor and then slope down to the "Gateway to feet and onto which all other avenues. Stand out in the building fabric medieval architectural elements of sec. XVI of great value and unusual for towns in the area.
Civitella enjoyed until sec. XIX administrative autonomy, and only after the unification of Italy, in 1883 the town of Civitella to become enfeoffed Sant'Anatolia Narco,: in 1885, is attached permanently to the municipality of Scheggino. A
the center of town is the church of S. Giovanni Evangelista, which has always been identified as the ancient church dedicated to St. Peter, although recent research to locate outside the castle. The present building dates back to centuries. XIV, with the addition of the Baroque era, while the arrangement of the chancel is due to an intervention of the century. XIX. The interior contains the remains of a painted decoration of the century. XV and XVI: Mannerist altar valuable painting depicting the Madonna and St. John the Evangelist, attributed to John Catena. Beside the church stands the mighty and tall bell tower, which once also had civil functions and became for centuries the symbol of communal freedom, which is also the emblem of the Community.
Not far from the town and the shrine of St. Maria de la Luz, along the old road from Scheggino, the ruins are covered with vegetation of the former church of S. Biagio, a Romanesque building recently identified with the ancient church of S. Peter.
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Sergiom (66285) 2012-03-21 5:38
Le regard passe sous l'arche, sans se pencher tellement elle est haute et laisse découvrir un beau petit sentier dans la ville.
cavli (1876) 2012-03-21 5:55
very good sharpness quality. well framed. I like your pov very much. very good deep of field. bricks gave very good graphism. very nice place.
npecanhuk (69518) 2012-03-21 6:12
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format, contrasts, slim black borders and composition are all oustanding features heret!
TFS - congrats,
ciakgiak (30423) 2012-03-21 6:18
Scorci che arrivano a raffica grazie alla tua voglia di viaggiare e di condividerli con noi.
Un grande grazie, davvero delizioso, foto fatta davvero bene.
Un caro abbraccio
carlo62 (38052) 2012-03-21 6:37
gran bella composizione, mi piacciono molto gli archi che fanno da cornice.
In questi paesi se ne trovano molti, tutti carini e tu riesci a presentarli sempre molto bene.
guld (1042) 2012-03-21 6:42
An excellent capturr. I love the perspective and the colors. Great clarity. Congrats.
mohammad_H (9726) 2012-03-21 6:48
Beautiful architecture and colorful mosaic as hallway carpets and building materials were stone and incredibly beautiful.
Have a nice day
dkmurphys (52271) 2012-03-21 6:49
Great old arcade that opens a window to the past. Fine composition, enjoy a calm afternoon.
lousat (81690) 2012-03-21 7:29
Direi che questa e' una vera chicca,passi da una ciofeca ad un gioiello senza mezze misure,bellissimo scorcio con dettagli e colori da gran professionista,in fondo guardando i punti sei tu il numero uno italiano,e quando lo dimostri e' sempre un piacere..ehhe..buona serata! Luciano
mursaloglu (8682) 2012-03-21 7:33
un altra foto stupenda da te con la stradina in rosso che ci dirige i nostri occhi verso dentro quindi verso la storia. Un inquadratura elegante. Bravo caro .....ihsan
dta (70981) 2012-03-21 8:16
Ciao Silvio ,
You are the specialist of the views through arches ! Old stoned villages in Italy provide splendid subjects for the theme . Here , the bricked pavement in the cobled street is especially interesting .
angel66 (1006) 2012-03-21 8:21
ma complimenti! Foto splendida con una messa a fuoco invidiabile! :)
ChrisJ (103589) 2012-03-21 8:24
Here I like the dog legged red tile path adding lead in lines & perspective. Good use of the framing arch and the stonework has some superb textural details. Excellent sharpness and diffused light. Tfs!
abmdsudi (46220) 2012-03-21 9:31
Another charming short, your famous trademark depicting the unique character of this classic medeival l village. The stonework is real eyecatching contrasting so well against the sky, and the archway loads in smoothly. Exposure is so balanced throughout the scene and so crispy. A very pleasing shot indeed and useful notes. Congrats
vasilpro (41091) 2012-03-21 11:17
Wonderful composition, excellent POV, interesting architectural details, very good clarity and sharpness, very nice framework with the arch, TfS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
atifsaeed (379) 2012-03-21 11:47
like the frame within the picture
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-21 11:59
a beautiful nostalgic atmosphere again and I like the composition and the attractive details, the POV is superb, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
diomed (13926) 2012-03-21 12:18
un altro dei begli archi dei centri storici umbri che fa da cornice ad uno scorcio delizioso. L'acciottolato del pavimento è magnifico. Ottima la definizione e il POV.
ourania (35862) 2012-03-21 12:39
vista molto bella ed interessante attraverso l'arco verso il vicolo, una vista composta di pietre di diversi tagli e colori, come un mosaico. Il quadro creato dal arco fa una seconda inquadratura e insieme all' ottima nitidezza fa un effetto quasi grafico. La gestione di luce e magnifica e offre impressionante profondit`a, bellissimi colori e atmosfera. Complimenti e grazie!
tedesse (25133) 2012-03-21 13:09
The perfect point of the sight!
Pretty frame and piekna natural frame.
Splendid colours and good sharpness.
siamesa (27761) 2012-03-21 14:25
Boa noite Silvio
Fantastic capture of these high walls. Excellent pov, sharpness and colors.
Sonata11 (33641) 2012-03-21 18:38
beautiful, marvellous shot of this amazing architecture of some place with fantastic management of light, colors, sharpness, perfect clarity, POV and DOF excellent. This is a very lovely composition. Perfectly well done. Love it.
All the best,
emka (85255) 2012-03-21 23:57
Ciao Silvio, The pavement here looks like a carpet. beautiful cold corner. Nice view from under the arch. superb lihght manageme nt.
Warm regards Malgo
JFS (32459) 2012-03-22 0:26
Splendida prospettiva di questo bello paese, mi piace molto. Grazie!
jjcordier (78388) 2012-03-22 1:01
Tu photographies toujours de très belle façon ces jolies ruelles de village.
Graal (99806) 2012-03-22 1:37
very nice old houses, gate and path. Fine vertical format and composition. Good informations and photowork.
Have a nice day.
Nicou (128930) 2012-03-22 1:54
superbe compo et iamge quel beau chemin de pierre au-travers de l'arche ce rendu sur les pierres, quelle compo et iamge fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
prasun984 (5590) 2012-03-22 3:36
I like the way you used the trees to frame the building.
Good lighting and wonderful colors.
Very well taken and perfect choice of your angle.
Technical perfect, excellent composition.
Sharpness and clarity are lovely.
Very well done,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-03-22 8:07
L'inquadratura consente di vedere il cielo blu, così intelligente. La strada lastricata è ben descritto dal l'arca. La vista è bella case tradizionali. Eccellente qualità. Bravo.
danyy (0) 2012-03-23 3:21
parfaits ce POV et ce cadrage avec cette fenêtre de pierre et ce chemin qui guide le regard vers l'arrière plan. Un rendu parfait des finesses des textures.
danos (89923) 2012-03-23 11:10
very nice the view of the arch way with the red redestrian to leads-in the eye in the interior of village.I like hte vertical format as enhance the beauty of the palce.
Have a good weekend,Danos
baddori (20011) 2012-03-23 11:37
Un incontro giornaliero in TE per arricchire le mie conoscenze con luoghi, storia, attraverso viaggi e racconti fotografici ...
Cricri (110665) 2012-03-25 22:28
Belle présentation du village avec l'arche naturel de vielles pierres, l'allée plus récente invite a suivre a la découverte du village
Belle présentation mon ami