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Weeks of cloudy and rainy/snowy weather make me to browse through my older photos, especially those taken in summer...to see at least some sunshine and recall the warmth of the sun.
This photo´s from my trip to Tuscana and Lazio regions of Italy. Once, when travelling from Cervara di Roma, a beautiful hilltop artist village to Marano Equo (another gorgeous hilltop village :-)) taking an intentional detour, I got into a town of Arsoli.

According to Wikipedia, the population of this town is about 1500, the first notes of it are from 997 AD and the dominant is a Benedictine order "castello". The Benedictine order was strong in this area, as nearby a close town of Subiaco, the order was established.

Btw, why are all the town and villages in this region built on the tops of hills? This habit was so obvious I had to ask someone. When the crusaders started their marches through Europe to "save and protect" the Holy land, they ravaged everything in their way, right after they left Rome. The steep hills were the only protection of the people and it seems that even today´s people feel fine in their small towns reminding birds nests.

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