My local village here in Umbria, Italy is called Paciano and it dates back to ancient times, boasting Roman and Etruscan origins. It is a beautifully preserved walled village that was rebuilt in the 14th Century. It is designated one of the most beautiful villages in Italy 'I Borghi piu Belli d'Italia' and sits in the shadow of Mount Petravella, surrounded by beautiful unspoiled countryside, dominated by olive groves.
Paciano has historic Medieval castle gates, and wonderful old narrow streets to wander around. Just outside the historic center and the gates of Porta Fiorentina, you will find the Chiesa di San Salvatore. This was built before the 10th century and it has the most beautiful bell tower as shown in this photo art image. It is said to be on the site of an ancient pagan temple dedicated to Ceres. The church enjoys panoramic views of the valley below, including sweeping views to Lago Trasimeno, the largest lake in Central Italy - hence the title Bell Tower With A View'.
This artworks is offered by Dorothy Berry-Lound
Born in the South of England I now live half way up a mountain in Umbria, Italy. I work from my art studio looking out over fabulous views of the Italian countryside. An artist and blogger, I specialize in photo art and acrylic painting. I create art to make your heart smile, capturing the spirit of place in towns and villages, or creating art to enhance the energy of your home or workplace.
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