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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4566 W: 106 N: 6071] (54757)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-03
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-03-08 23:43
Viewed: 1273
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Casteldilago is a small village 10.5 km from Terni and situated on a hill 326 meters above sea level.

This medieval village, was born on a small hill around a castle of which remain today, almost no trace, it's rock, it's walls, only a few ruins.
According to the 2001 census, the population is 441.

Casteldilago was built on a rocky plateau overlooking the valley of over a hundred meters where the river Nera. The village was a strategic fortification for the safety of Valnerina, since controlling a cross road junction to the two major arterial roads: the Via Flaminia and the Via Salaria, the Via Curia (or Roman Road), connecting Rieti and Terni to Spoleto.
The first written record of who has the castle dates back to 1033, it is stated in the register of the Abbey of Farfa that such a Berardo said Moco donated to the monastery some goods including Casteldilago, that between 760 and 1291 he was a member of the diocesoi Narni, to then be transferred to that of Spoleto.
In fact, at the end of the century. XII Spoleto bragging rights on the castle and Gentile da Chiavano he renewed submission to the city in 1212.
Already an independent municipality, called Castel di Lago, was merged in 1875 by the town of Arrochar, which follows the story, then part of the province of Perugia.
Going up to the center of town, strolling through the narrow, steep, cobbled streets, you can still appreciate the medieval urban fabric, probably thirteenth century, characterized by irregular rows of white limestone.
Worth a visit is the parish church of San Valentino, leaning on the rock wall on which the country, crown a spur located at the top of the walls, the church has a portal of the '500 with a bezel inside of which there is a fresco '500 "Madonna and Child". The title of the parish, which honors the bishop of Terni martyred on February 14 at LXIII 273 miles of the Via Flaminia, testifies to the foundation of the medieval church, probably built as a parish church during the season of the Lombard Duchy of Spoleto between the seventh and eighth centuries.
As sometimes happens during the earthquake, the discovery of an important ancient remains of the decoration of the church of San Valentino, has been brought to light as a result of damage to the wall saved. After the earthquake of 26 September 1997, in fact, were found traces of a second wall along the perimeter of the right aisle.
Worth a mention is the church of St. Nicholas, which also has a portal of '500. Inside there are frescoes of the '500 perhaps made by an anonymous student of Spain.

The apse frescoes with the paintings "Eternal Father" and "Madonna" and "Saints."

Reference building is the old mill of the '550 or '600: can still be seen the old mechanisms of processing and loading dock products.
Of particular interest is the Museum of Ceramics
For more information see the website


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Hi Silvio

Please understand these are simply my personal opinions and are meant to be constructive and not cause any offence. And, of course, you have the option of accepting or rejecting them.

A beautiful wide angle shot that has plenty of detail throughout. It has three elements; the arch that leads the eye through it and beyond, plus the two rectangular windows that attract the eye also. Very well composed.
In my opinion, and it is only my opinion, the scene could benefit from a slight adjustment of levels.
I hope you dont mind, but I've done a workshop, it may be my monitor needs adjusting.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-03-09 0:41]

Hi Silvio.

Many souls have walked through this alleyway, the character and charm comes to the fore, the light in the distance aids the eye and increases appeal, neat job.
Have a good day.

stv ;o))

Hi Silvio,

Very nice view shot. I like this alleyways details. Very well done.



Very beautiful shot
Staff are well
Light is right around Nag
I enjoyed
Good Luck

Hello Silvio

How beatiful is this. I like the way the POV draws you to look down the path. A wonderful scene. Nice work on showing the beautiful side of Italy.


Hi Silvio,

A very nice shot. It has a nice flow for the eye. Colors are good, the composition is good.
Overall, a very pleasing scene.

The hallmark of old architectures in old villages, the very narrow streets. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.

bonsoir Silvio
Toujours le point de vue qui fait mouche
A very nice picture ,with perfect light,of a wonderful village woth to take a detour to discover it
Bon Dimanche Silvio

Beautiful walkway by lovely presentation
a very great lifelight and happy details

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2013-03-09 14:02]

Hi Silvio

Nice use of the fg arch the bg arch and patch of sunlit alley. Good sharpness and attractive muted colours. The stone path adds nice lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective. Subtle warm cold colour contrasts between the red and blue. Tfs!

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2013-03-10 3:06]

Hi Silvio,
A beautiful image of the old architecture.
The eye is drawn in through the archway revealing sharp detail all the way to the far end.
I do like the lighting and soft colours, well seen and well presented.

Hello Silvio,
So much detail here and in such good composition. The illuminated part at the end of the walkway is a perfect focal centre. Very well seen. Best wishes.

HI Silvio...nice shot. Interesting city details with nice tones and light.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-03-11 6:46]

Hello Silvio

Fantastique compo quel arche et image en pente avec ce rendu sur la vielle pierre fantastique très belle réalisation.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Silvio, as you will have realised from some of my shots, this is just the type of shot that I like.
A tight crop that concentrates our eyes on the arches and what lies beyond.There is lots of detail to enjoy too.
Did you need to use flash?
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi,you sure live in a picturesque part of the world.This shot is well composed with fine details and colors.Friendly regards,Otto.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2013-03-25 19:01]

Hi Silvio,
A superb shot that really bring out the character of this place. The passage beautifully leads one's eyes through the structures. You almost want to know what lies ahead.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2013-04-01 8:49]

Hi dear Silvio,
beautiful view from casteldilago..I liked perspective and sone wall in here.Like a painting.TFS.Necla.

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