Photographer's Note

Tower of Cerreto

The castle of Cerreto culminates in a fortress of which now remains the tall and slender Bell Tower that dominates it, which has always been called by the name of "tower", but is in effect also a bell tower. In fact, in it there is the "big bell" cast in 1452, weighing 16 quintals on which there is a gothic inscription in bas-relief, two figures of Our Lord and two of the Madonna and Child, the arms of the Town Hall and a another somewhat eroded one that perhaps represents the effigy of San Ponziano comprotettore of Cerreto di Spoleto. These figures and the two weapons are also in low relief.
Around in Gothic letters is the angelic salutation: "AVE MARIA GRATIA PLENA DOMINUS TECUM" and the invocation to Christ the Redeemer: "SERVA CERRETI POPULUM IN PACE DEUS HOMO FACTUS JHESUS. In this bell tower, in addition to the big bell, there is another smaller bell from the 15th century, but in 1565 a clock was placed near the bell.
Under the small entrance door and outside the bell tower itself, in 1617, the Town Hall built a small room to shelter those who rang the bells from the rain. The bell tower, with an average height in the eaves of about 21 meters, has been subjected over time to numerous maintenance interventions due to its architectural and urban importance. It is in fact composed of two large pillars, subsequently joined together, in whose cell there is the clock and the fifteenth-century bell, which according to custom was mainly rung to ward off storms and to attract the attention of the people when it was summoned. in the "Publico Arengo" (popular assembly).

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17685 W: 130 N: 37143] (202544)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2020-09-26
  • Exposición: f/0.6, 30 segundos
  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2020-09-27 0:25
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Additional Photos by Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17685 W: 130 N: 37143] (202544)
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