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il Marzocco

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questo leone alato, un grifone, o meglio ancora il Marzocco, è il simbolo di Montepulciano; ora, non sono assolutamente esperto ed attratto dagli eventi storici, ma è interessante sapere che questo raffigura la secolare guerra tribale tra Firenze e Siena, di cui Montepulciano era terra di conquista in quanto avamposto privilegiato nella parte meridionale della Val di Chiana; possiamo immaginarci quanto sangue, olio bollente e saccheggi, nel suo "piccolo", abbia comportato tutto questo; ecco, questo leoncino alato è uno dei simboli di quell'epoca in cui la vita umana valeva non molto di più di un pasto.

this winged lion, a griffin, or better yet the Marzocco, is the symbol of Montepulciano;

now, are not absolutely expert and attracted by historical events, but it is interesting to know that this represents the age-old tribal war between Florence and Siena, in Montepulciano was a land of conquest as privileged outpost in the southern part of the Val di Chiana, we can imagine how much blood, boiling oil and looting, in his "small", has led to all this, behold, this winged little lion is a symbol of that era in which human life was worth not much more than a meal.

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Comments (57)

Stojan Toshe Nikolov… on October 14, 2010

Like 31 & Voted! Good luck in the contest!

Greetings from Macedonia.

Lorenzo Rosignoli on October 16, 2010

grazie 1.000 a tutti, sono felice della vostra visita!! - thanks a lot for all, i'm happy for your visits!!! - ciao Lorenzo

Renato Pantini on October 16, 2010

Bellissimi controluce! Votata & Like!. Ciao, Renato.

Oram Mirzaee on October 17, 2010

Nice place ; Like it and voted

The bests

zanot10 - NO VIEWS on October 19, 2010


Greetings Z.

Axl Bach on October 23, 2010

Cool! Nice light effect! Well taken.


Good luck in the contest!

Cheers, Axl

Luca Rigato on October 24, 2010

Beautiful logo! Voted

Lorenzo Rosignoli on October 28, 2010

grazie a tutti! - thanks to all! - ciao Lorenzo

Małgorzata Kasiewicz on October 28, 2010


Sorin Pavel (pvlsori… on October 28, 2010

Wonderful composition! VOTED & L37!!

Best wishes, Sorin

乾龍 on October 28, 2010



From Taiwan best wishes Qianlong

Melsen Felipe on October 29, 2010


Un afectuoso saludo desde Costa Rica, Melsen Felipe

Christos Theodorou on October 29, 2010

Lovely capture - LIKE ++ VOTED - Best regards from Athens, Christos.

Alberto R. Gomez on October 30, 2010

Good lightly and silouette moment.

Good detail.


Regards, Alberto

Κοσμάς Καραχλές on October 30, 2010

Lori☺Rox I like and voted. Kosmas

arch.khazarian on October 31, 2010

I Like very much + VOTED

Best Regards, Alfred

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on October 31, 2010

VOTED + LIKE !!!!!!

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Lorenzo Rosignoli
Montepulciano Siena

Photo taken in 53045 Montepulciano, Province of Siena, Italy

Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 20, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Lorenzo Rosignoli
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ38
    • Taken on 2010/09/20 11:05:16
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 42.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash