The first documents that mention the church of Santa Maria Assunta and Santa Maria della Pieve date back to 1008, which suggests that there was already a church dedicated to Our Lady. However, the present structure was begun in the twelfth century, in the thirteenth century, the church has been equipped with a new facade, while the high bell tower was completed only in 1330.
Over the following centuries the church has been changed internally with fillings and decorations of the Baroque style, eliminated during the nineteenth-century restoration. Hariportato that the church to its original Romanesque appearance.
On the back of the church there is a large semi-circular apse, overlooking Piazza Grande, decorated with blind arches and round-headed lancet windows that give light and inside the crypt.
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jurek1951 (40949) 2014-03-13 7:11
a splendid photo of this beautiful interior, the composition is very nice, great clarity and details,
eldancer1 (26028) 2014-03-13 7:35
Awesome capture of the inside of this church. Excellent lighting all over with good details. Well done, tfs.
Giustiniani (3242) 2014-03-13 7:40
quelle superbe vue de l'intérieur de cette magnifique église. Une belle luminosité qui permet d'en apprécier tous les détails.
dip (23528) 2014-03-13 7:45
fabulous interior shot of the church,
the management of light is amazing,
very nice and interesting also the architectural details,
especially I like the foreground with this wonderful effect of light and shadows on the stairs,
Thanks for sharing,
snunney (80537) 2014-03-13 8:01
I like this point of view looking down the steps into the body of the church. The image is perfectly exposed and has a lovely atmosphere. Very good colours and sharpness.
Oceania (4720) 2014-03-13 8:16
This picture was well taken showing the interior of a church. It's very nicely composed. The sharpness and clarity is also very good. Thanks for sharing.
rychem (20765) 2014-03-13 8:56
Another attractive interior shot, beautiful high church, impressive architecture with beautiful pillars, great lighting
rbassin (16873) 2014-03-13 9:02
Un bon point de vue, avec une très bonne ouverture sur le volume intérieure de l'église.
Très bel effet des lumières.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-03-13 9:23
Fantastic shot of church interiors. Nice perspective created by the columns. Excellent light, colours and clarity. Beautiful composition, I like it a lot. Congratulations on a fine photo, thanks for sharing.
serp2000 (38783) 2014-03-13 9:38
Thumbs up! Outstanding presentation of the church in Arezzo. Splendid view of the interior, perfect DoF, well done! Thanks for this informative note.
Ninello52 (7542) 2014-03-13 9:42
Magnifica inquadratura! Molto bella anche la luce! Perfetta la definizione. (hai scattato a mano libera?)
nikon_ron (153) 2014-03-13 10:14
you did a very good job in a tough lighting situation.
marina7 (8051) 2014-03-13 10:58
Majestic interior, Silvio. You succeeded in capturing its beauty, the light management is excellent. A bit leaning to the left, otherwise just perfect.
ourania (28236) 2014-03-13 11:29
magnifico punto di vista, ci offre un panorama superbo del interno della Cattedrale e gioca con prospettive e architettura meravigliosamente. Il quadro e' grande ed ha immensa profondita' eppure non c' e' un centimetro senza interesse. La nitidezza e' ottima ed hai gestito l' illuminazione in modo ammirevole. Mi piacciono molto i colori e la calma dell' atmosfera. La presenza umana e' gradevole, e' bello che hai catturato anche una scena della vita quotidiana in questa cattedrale. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona continuazione,
mesutilgim (81300) 2014-03-13 12:10
Hello dear Silvio,
Another topclass interior capture !
Perfect pov. Very nice the balane of the natural and artifical lighting. Interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice evening
fritzi007 (3483) 2014-03-13 12:57
wirklich ein sehr gutes Foto mit Kommentar, sehr gute Arbeit!
Wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende
pierrefonds (55664) 2014-03-13 17:48
The length of the neve is giving depth to the composition. The point of view iis showing the détails and the colours of the architecture of the interior of the church. The surrounding light has a good effect on the colours. Have a nice day.
besnard (52443) 2014-03-13 22:49
Une bonne prise de cet intérieur d'église parfaitement réalisée tant par la netteté que par l'angle choisi pour nous en faire voir le maximum.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
jjcordier (74454) 2014-03-13 23:56
Une photo d'excellente qualité de l'intérieur de cette église d'Arezzo. Très bon cadrage, bon redressement des verticales et maîtrise parfaite de la luminosité.
tyro (19228) 2014-03-14 0:27
Ciao caro Silvio,
A fascinating note and a glorious photograph to accompany it!
Looking at your exif data, I'm amazed at the quality of this photograph considering that the light must have been very poor here if you had to use ISO 6400! Despite that, the colours are excellent, there's very little "noise" and the details and sharpness are superb.
But what I really love is your composition: that ultra-wide 14mm lens has allowed a huge field of view and you have achived a perfect viewpoint by climbing the steps which, themselves, make a wonderful foreground. Then the rows of columns which lead us perfectly to the far end of the church.
Everything about this is so lovely: the composition, the light, the colours, the reflections off the floor - all perfect!
Apurba20 (984) 2014-03-14 0:38
Excellent capture of the interiors of a magnificent church.
The lights are just right and the POV is amazing.
carlo62 (29309) 2014-03-14 1:31
sono stato ieri sera ad Arezzo, ma per lavoro e troppo di fretta.
Splendida esposizione, c'è una grande profondità, bellissimo il punto di ripresa, le scale aumentano il senso di profondità.
Sembra un battesimo, il piccolo parte bene, c'è molta storia intorno a lui.
Nicou (117978) 2014-03-14 3:23
avec l'éclairage sur l'escalier en prmier plan quelle vue sueprbe cpatage qul intérieur d'église et maîtrise de stons et lumirèes fnatastique.
Bravo et amitié
timecapturer (46401) 2014-03-14 4:40
an enticing and beautifully executed composition this. Irresistible light and detailing that brings the magnificence of this interior so close. Your execution is flawless and the presentation mesmerising. Love it!
Enjoy your weekend - B.
dekanski (2722) 2014-03-14 12:10
No objections Silvio, except one small - slightly tilted to the left.
yquem46 (38382) 2014-03-14 14:29
Not my best preferred thematic but an image here of tremendous quality and worked up in PP with much care
Best regards, all the best for your WE
imageme (1625) 2014-03-14 14:40
Hi Silvio, Spectacular view of the interior of this church. Interesting angle taken to cover the important elements in the composition. Fantastic light handling gives a warm atmosphere. The line of the columns definitely give sense of depth to the composition. Best regards
delpeoples (52771) 2014-03-15 2:51
Ciao caro Silvio
Bellissimo taglio verticale, gioco di luci ed ombre e grafismo degli scalini. Hai gestito bene la luce difficile ed ottenuto dettagli impressionanti e stupendi. Complimenti e ti auguro una bellissima giornata del sole.
abmdsudi (41134) 2014-03-15 9:35
Subtle exposure throughout in soothing colours letting us see the immense detail of the interior taken from good point of view with a 3D effect. Great composition and perspective with sense of depth and wide space, I love the ceiling and those lights and contrast between the curving and rectilinear forms in this interior which just is superb. Great image well shot, Congrats
Graal (95972) 2014-03-15 10:25
beautiful interior and image. Good shot from fine POV. I like the vertical composition, colors and finally effect. Interesting scene in BG also.
Have a nice evening.
npecanhuk (62452) 2014-03-15 11:42
Very beautiful interior photograph!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
krzychu30 (15348) 2014-03-18 1:37
the interior of this church is beautiful,but as much as its architecture and decorations I like the way you composed the scene.Reallly superb POV and angle to present us the whole beauty and uniqueness of the church.Also light is mastered here perfectly by You.
Have a nice day
ChrisJ (95080) 2014-03-18 14:18
Well managed interior lighting in what looks like a difficult exposure. I like the repetition of the starbursts. A nice downward pov looking down the stairs with excellent sharpness and minimalist color. The people add scale. Nice repetition of the columns and arches. Tfs!
ikeharel (54045) 2014-03-23 7:48
Buona sera Silvio,
Well used the outside light and the the indoor's illumination, created a nice effect on shadows.
An impressive church hall with high pillars and archs, that made a fine DOF achieved.