My region Umbria: Assisi and Spoleto


posted on 20th of july, 2008

Today I want speak of my beautiful region who I live. Umbria is the green heart of Italy and it is composed of History, culture, gastronomy and folklore, uncontaminated nature and art towns. The playbill is extremely rich and combines the greatest and consolidated manifestations of the national panorama with surprises, inventions and novelties in a hymn to fantasy and creativity. Towns, boroughs, villages and museums boast a striking artistic, monumental, archaeological patrimony in a natural scenario of rare beauty. Folklore is also relevant and old rites and customs are rediscovered on occasion of any single festivity.
The umbria's city that I prefer are Assisi and Spoleto.


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Posted by Agostino on April 03, 2009
Hi Elisa, we had a little talk some months ago but I couldn't see your portfolio, now you seem to be online again and you have new nice shots, see you again and Ciao!
Posted by Moonb007 on July 21, 2008
Great shots Elisa, Umbria looks like a wonderful town. I never made it there when I was in Italy, I did however fall in love with the Italian country side. My favorite city was Trovoli.
Posted by Dabobabo on July 21, 2008
what a wonderful thing is dt! My mather was from Clitunno, really near Spoleto and I love that precious city!really fascinating shoots ;D



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The Cathedral of Spoleto: Santa Maria dell'Assunta


posted on 24th of july, 2008

The Spoleto Cathedral is one of the beautiful church of the umbria region. The cathedral was built to replace a church razed by Frederick Barbarossa in 1155, when the emperor destroyed Spoleto for refusing to pay him tribute.
The Duomo's interior was fully baroqued in the 17th century for Pope Urban VII, who's commemorated with a Gian Lorenzo Bernini bust high above the central door inside. Only the pavement and frescoes survived this renovation.

The paintings of the latter were finished in 1467–1469 by Filippo Lippi and his pupils Fra' Diamante and Piermatteo Lauro de' Manfredi da Amelia: they depict scenes from the Life of the Virgin. Lippi is buried in the right arm of the transept.

Then Dome to Santa Maria Assunta, with its facade richly decorated in the Byzantine style, rebuilt in the 12th-...

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Posted by Leda_d on July 29, 2008
nice images!
Posted by Linqong on July 28, 2008
Beautiful image, very strong sense of history!
Posted by Orylar on July 28, 2008
Very interesting argument and good shots!



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