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Massa Martana


Massa Martana
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13390 W: 132 N: 27097] (160933)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-11
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-25 10:21
Viewed: 1132
Points: 36
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Massa Martana
Antico borgo medievale di incantevole fascino, sorge in un contesto ambientale stupendo, protetta da un anfiteatro naturale di montagne. Il castello si presenta chiuso dalle possenti mura della fine del XIII secolo, la cinta muraria si arricchisce dei caratteristici bastioni e di porte che assicuravano accesso al borgo. L’ingresso principale, dalle forme monumentali, presenta incastonate sul lato destro una serie di stemmi e pietre incise. Tra queste, compare l’iscrizione romana che ricorda il restauro della via Flaminia fatto eseguire dall’Imperatore Adriano mentre, per quanto riguarda gli stemmi, interessante quello della nobile famiglia Fonzi e quello di Massa Martana con un fiore a cinque petali e la mezzaluna. Varcata la porta, si entra nella piazza principale del borgo, Piazza Umberto I, piuttosto ampia e regolare, definita da alcuni degli edifici più rappresentativi della sua identità storica e culturale.
Massa Martana è un comune di 3.839 abitanti della provincia di Perugia. Conosciuta come Massa in epoca pontificia, prese l'attuale denominazione con regio decreto del 29 marzo 1863.
Massa Martana è un antico borgo medioevale, tornato ad antico splendore grazie ai lavori di restauro eseguiti dopo il terremoto del 1997.
Il territorio comunale, attraversato dall'antica via Flaminia, è ricco di reperti di epoca romana e di chiese.
Massa Martana fa parte delle Città dell'Olio. È inserito tra i Borghi più belli d'Italia.
Si ipotizza che l’odierna Massa Martana fosse l’antico insediamento romano Vicus ad Martis (o Vicus Martanus o Marta) sulla via Flaminia. Appartenne in età medievale ai Bonaccorsi e ai Bentivegna prima di entrare a far parte dello Stato della Chiesa.
Possiede una bella porta medievale di accesso al centro storico e una chiesa in stile rinascimentale, la Madonna della Pace, contraddistinta da una pianta ottagonale. Notevole è anche la chiesa di San Felice, situata nel centro storico.

Massa Martana
Medieval village of enchanting charm, set in a beautiful environment, protected by a natural amphitheater of mountains. The castle is closed by the majestic walls of the late thirteenth century, the boundary wall is enriched by the characteristic ramparts and gates that ensured access to the village. The main entrance, the monumental forms, embedded on the right side presents a series of coats of arms and carved stones. Among them, appears the Roman inscription that recalls the restoration of the Via Flaminia fact run by Emperor Hadrian while, as regards the arms, interesting that the noble family Fonzi and to Massa Martana with a flower with five petals and the crescent. Once through the door, you enter the main square of the village, Piazza Umberto I, quite wide and regular, defined by some of the most representative buildings of its historical and cultural identity.
Massa Martana is a town of 3,839 inhabitants in the province of Perugia. Known as Massa in Roman Pontifical, it took its present name by royal decree of 29 March 1863.
Massa Martana is an ancient medieval village, he returned to former glory thanks to the restoration work carried out after the 1997 earthquake.
The district is crossed by the ancient Via Flaminia, it is rich in Roman remains and churches.
Massa Martana is part of the Oil City. It is included among the most beautiful villages in Italy.
There is speculation that today's Massa Martana was the ancient Roman settlement Vicus ad Martis (or Vicus Martanus or Marta) on the Via Flaminia. It belonged in the Middle Ages to the Bonaccorsi and Bentivegna before becoming part of the Papal States.
It has a beautiful medieval gate of access to the historical center and a Renaissance-style church, Our Lady of Peace, marked by an octagonal plan. Notable is also the church of San Felice, situated in the historic center.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13121 W: 298 N: 26115] (104838)
  • [2015-11-25 10:55]

Ciao Silvio,
nice and charmy the view of this part of Massa Martana the Medieval village of Perugia.A beautiful Christmas scenery taken four years ago in the square with the kiosks to sell ornaments for the Holy days.

Regards,Danos

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13274 W: 1022 N: 25835] (125559)
  • [2015-11-25 11:16]

Ciao Silvio,

The warm yellow red tones of the fg contrast well with the blue hour sky. Good sharpness and the people animate the scene. The Christmas tree is a nice focal point. Tfs!

Bonsoir, cher ami Silvio,
Je prends grand plaisir à découvrir vos compositions. Je voyage d'une façon très agréable à travers l'Italie.
Un grand merci pour le partage.
Amitiés.
Philippe

Ciao Silvio,
Una bella atmosfera natalizia all'ora blu in questo borgo medievale. Bellissima foto.
Buonanotte!
Gigi

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8360 W: 157 N: 13036] (113911)
  • [2015-11-25 14:03]

Witaj Silvio!
Curious square,
nice atmosfere.
Good framing, colors and light.
Regards
Krzysztof

Ciao Silvio
un'ora blu di stagione, con il mercatino di Natale ad animare la piazza.
Ottima gestione dell'esposizione.
Saluti
Carlo

Hi Silvio,

The presence of the crowd is animating the scene. The length of the street is giving deoth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the buildings. Have a nice day.

Pierre

Hi Silvio,
Very nice square scene, I like the Christmas mood of the place. Well taken.

Daniel

Hello Silvio,
The time for Christmas markets is nearly upon us; this well presented image from your archives shows us how atmospheric they can be. Well exposed with excellent colours and sharpness. Agreeable warm/cool tonal contrasts.

Hello Silvio,
The buildings are not so interesting but it is still a very nice square, thanks to the mingling people, the Christmas tree and the fine light and colours.
Regards,
Gert

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 23268 W: 523 N: 38514] (166758)
  • [2015-11-26 3:27]

Ciao Silvio,

Thank you very much for the interesting note.
We get a early Christmas picture but of three year old, but pictures have no date.
The people on the Christmas market makes your picture attractive
The picture creates depth and perspective with a nice light cloudy sky.
An excellent composition, pleasant presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.

Regards,
John.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12630 W: 0 N: 15610] (158788)
  • [2015-11-26 3:29]

Hello Silvio

Merveilleuse vue et compo quel captage et image quel rendu sur la place et ces belles lumière les personnages fantastique vue.
Bravo et amitié
Nicou

Ciao Silvio! Nice Blue Hour. Marvelous lightness and brightness. Gorgeous colours. Good POV, cut and DOF. Regards!

Ciao Silvio,

Il y a de très belles opportunités de photos dans ces marchés de Noel un peu partout dans le monde.Une très belle atmosphère se dégage de celle-ci prise à l'heure bleue. une très belle animation sur la place.

Amicalement

Serge

Very nice blue hour capture of this old village with fascinating history. I like the lighting and it has nice details. Well done, tfs.

Ciao Silvio,
molto piacevole questa vista notturna, il paesaggio urbano e' delizioso e c' e' tanta gente li a goderlo. Profondita' e prospettiva sono ottime, hai inquadrato sapientemente e ci sono dei punti focali significativi ed interessanti dispersi in tutto lo spazio della foto. I vestiti delle persone mostrano che fa' freddo pero' le luci ed i colori fanno un' atmosfera calorosa e gradevole. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buon fine settimana,
Ourania

Vibrant piazza scene, Silvio, lot's of people looking for things to buy ahead of the holidays season.
Illuminated stands on the small outdoor market, and general light conditions superbly collected.
Buona giornata,
Ike

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2015-12-04 16:27]

I come back to this scene in Perugia for its atmosphere. Good rezult in heavy conditions.

So glad to see you again, caro amico!
Long life to your Oak!

Branko

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