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Cerreto di Spoleto


Cerreto di Spoleto
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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: 2013-01-20
Categories: Nature, Architecture, Decisive Moment
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-21 9:11
Viewed: 1110
Points: 34
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Cerreto di Spoleto
A small town in Umbria, just over a thousand people, but a lot of history.
The name probably derives from cerrus (Quercus cerris), tree present in the coat of arms, or by Kerra, a term belonging to the Mediterranean substratum meaning "stone."
Probably the place was inhabited in Roman times, and in the Lombard period the territory was part of the steward of Bridge, but the earliest records from archival sources date back to the twelfth century. In the Lombard period the territory was rises in a dominant position of great strategic importance, at the mouth of the valley of the Vigi. Long fought over the city of Spoleto, the town of Norcia and the Varano of Camerino, but always kept its independence. In 1550 he returned to the church was incorporated in 1569 and again in Norcia in 1800 came with the French, in the jurisdiction of Spoleto, with the kingdom of Italy regained its administrative autonomy. Its citizens were in the Middle Ages, famous travelers, storytellers and merchants of spices and recipes, with a solid reputation as swindlers, impostors and questuantiancora today, reflecting the fame reached, there is a way of Cerretani Firenze.
From Cerretano hence the term "quack" to refer broadly to any kind of fraud and impostor, present in the Italian language in the early years of the sixteenth century, and knew so lucky to migrate across Europe.
Cerreto I wandered around the peninsula and also outside the boundaries as herbalists, apothecaries and empirical, taking advantage of ingenuity and good faith of the people, pretended miraculous ointments or pretended to suffer from serious diseases to extort alms. Machiavelli uses the word "Cerretano" as a synonym for medical charlatan, fake doctor, who has specific virtues in his famous play "La Mandragola."



Cerreto di Spoleto

Piccolo comune dell’Umbria, poco più di mille abitanti, ma tanta storia.

Il toponimo deriva forse da cerrus (Quercus cerri), albero presente nello stemma del Comune, oppure da Kerra, termine appartenente al sostrato mediterraneo significante "pietra".

Probabilmente il luogo era abitato anche in età romana, ed in epoca longobarda il territorio faceva parte del gastaldato di Ponte, ma le prime notizie certe da fonti archivistiche risalgono al secolo XII. In epoca longobarda il territorio faceva Sorge in una posizione dominante, di notevole importanza strategica, allo sbocco della vallata del Vigi. A lungo conteso tra il Comune di Spoleto, il Comune di Norcia ed i Varano di Camerino, tenne sempre però alla propria indipendenza. Nel 1550 tornò alla chiesa; nel 1569 venne aggregato di nuovo a Norcia e nel 1800 entrò, con i Francesi, nelle giurisdizione di Spoleto, con il regno d’Italia riacquisì la sua autonomia amministrativa. I suoi cittadini erano, nel medioevo, famosi girovaghi, fabulatori e mercanti di spezie e ricette, con solida fama di imbroglioni, impostori e questuantiancora oggi, a riprova della fama che raggiunsero, c’è a Firenze via dei Cerretani.

Da Cerretano deriva il termine “ciarlatano” per indicare genericamente ogni tipo di imbroglione e di impostore, presente nella lingua italiana fin dai primi anni del cinquecento ed ha conosciuto una tale fortuna da migrare in tutta Europa.
Nel vocabolario della Crusca del 1612 i Cerretani o Ciarlatani erano descritti come "coloro che per le piazze spacciano unguenti, o altre medicine, cavano i denti o fanno giochi di mano che oggi più comunemente dicesi Ciarlatani, ...da Cerreto, paese dell'Umbria da cui soleva in antico venir siffatta gente, la quale con varie finzioni andava facendo denaro".
Molte sono gli aneddoti su questo argomento, ed addirittura furono composte delle opere a stampa, tra le quali lo "Speculum Cerretanorum" di Teseo Pini e "Il vagabondo ovvero sferza dé i vagabondi" di Raffaele Frianoro.
Cipriano Piccolpasso nella sua opera sui castelli scrive: "esercitano questi uomini d'andar per il mondo vendendo il Zafferame et pepe et altre spetiarie , coralli como anco una certa sorte d'herba che chiamano corallina, qual ridotta in polvere vendono per dar ai putti per scacciar i vermi... Non si dilettano, pare a me, né d'armi né di lettere, sì ben d'andar per birri, questo par sia lor particolare professione...". …… "quel costume che hanno di andare a torno accattando o cialtronando".
I cerretani girovagavano per la penisola ed anche fuori dei confini come erboristi, speziali empirici e, approfittandosi dell'ingenuità e della buona fede della gente, spacciavano unguenti miracolosi oppure si fingevano affetti da gravissime malattie per estorcere le elemosine. Machiavelli usa il vocabolo "Cerretano" come sinonimo di medico ciarlatano, di finto medico, che vanta specifiche virtù nella sua famosa commedia "La Mandragola".

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Hello Silvio, unusual colours with a dynamic composition using the 'V' to present the mist enveloped town.
Excellent work.A shot full of atmosphere.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Bonjour Silvio
Fantastic POV, don't know your PPW but the result is fairy
Good night
henri

Bonjour Silvio Ciao,
Nice point of view and great composition,
Nice town with great old architecture,
Good atmosphere is very special,
nice tone of colors too,
complimenti,
Michel

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  • sephus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 0 N: 96] (4261)
  • [2013-01-21 13:59]

Nice graphic presentation of this village in Umbria.
I once visited Perugia when I was staying in Montesecco, Le Marche. Beautifull area!
At first I thought the balance in the picture was off, but the buildings in the right down corner made it all correct. Thanks.
Groet,
Joop.

Strong composition with the triangular shapes and pov. Almost like a painting. Nicely done
regards
David

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2013-01-21 18:50]

Hi Silvio,
A superb capture of this village amid the clouds and the mist. Your composition makes the village float on air. Looks and feels like a place from a fairy tale or a fantasy.
Sunil

Hi Silvio...nice shot. Very artistic and original. Nice work on the post processing.

Roger

Bom dia caro Silvio,
Que belo panorama, capturado num momento muito especial.
Linda imagem,
Tenha um bom dia.
R.

Hi Silvio,
Great composure and the surreal colours producing a fairy tale like city, well prepared and presented MF.
erwin...

Bonjour Silvio
It's the Apocalypse..original and artistic composition.beautiful architecture.
Regards,Robert

It looks like castle in a dream. I like the effect of the mist on the mood. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

Hi Silvio,

The mountain is helping to frame the village. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the village. The clouds have special effect on the colors. Have a nice day.

Pierre

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2013-01-22 19:27]

Bonsoir ami Sylvio.

It is nice to see another aspect of your photographic style. I mainly know you from TN with your butterfly images, and now I discover the landscape photographer. Even more the landscape artist with artistic PP that gives your image some kind of paintwork look (aquarel). Nice image and TFS.

Alain

Hello Silvio,
Nice capture with a great wideness and fine experimentation within the surface which is splinted into few geometrical forms.
TFS and my regards,
Joy

ciao Silvio
Beautiful place with good composition wit a blue atmosphere that I like. Italia is a very beautiful land, indeed
um abraço
teresa

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2013-01-26 4:12]

Hi Silvio

Interesting pp work that makes this resemble a painting. Good high pov well composed & marvellous, dramatic lighting. I like the mauve color tints and soft pastel colours. The mist hanging in the valley adds mood. Tfs!

This is a powerful shot from a superb landscape with amazing details and great dramatic mood, Silvio!
Light and exposure are fantastic, and colors are natural.
Well kept POV and DOF too with nice contrasts existing within the scene.
Nice work!

Ciao,
Paras

Thank you for your visit.
Your pic is superb.

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