Photographer's Note

Sellano is a town of 1,165 inhabitants in the province of Perugia, located 640 m above sea level stands on a hill overlooking the valley of the river Vigi , right tributary of the Black River.
Roman settlement , probably derives its name from the Roman tribe of perhaps due Syllinates mentioned by Pliny or even the followers of Lucius Cornelius Sulla , who founded it appears in 84 BC giving it the name of their leader.
Perhaps part , until the second half of the twelfth century , the Apennine feud of the accounts of the Germanic Alviano , probably was one of the first castles in this area , to develop the practice of freight prepayment and the structure of the autonomous municipality mountain , establishing a second when a federative pact with the expansionist and defensive town of Spoleto, in whose diocese , as all the Nera Valley , moreover, was included since the dawn of Christianity and of the Lombard rule .
In the Middle Ages had a particular strategic importance , as determined by its geographical location , and this was subject to the Lombards and thus included in the Duchy of Spoleto, after being under the rule of the Lords of Norcia (XII century).
After the Papal States in the thirteenth century, became in sec. Feud of the fourteenth Collicola , gentlemen Montesanto .
He was never strong enough to be independent , but it was a great point for its strategic geographical position, in the centuries his fate becomes inextricably linked to that of neighboring towns .
Ghibelline autonomist tendencies and was on several occasions, until 1523 , at the head or in partnership with movements of rebellion and political claims and statutory .
Following the definitive pacification , he lived as a "land" of the District of Spoleto , until the time of the Napoleonic Wars , and then gradually developing into an independent town , expanding the territorial and administrative power on former neighboring castles Montesanto Cammoro , Orsano , and Apagni Postignano .
In 1860 Sellano also voted for annexation to the Kingdom of Italy.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13637 W: 132 N: 27675] (163252)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-02-09
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-13 11:04
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