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Posted on July 1, 2007 @ 9:29 am by massimo | Filed under: ancona,architecture,blog,fun,holidays,illustration,mediterranean,news,travel,wordpress

sassovivo aynaku illustration travel

Sometimes a wonderful, enchanting place is just behind the corner and once doesn’t really need to travel so far away. Accidentally a few months ago, it happened to me to come across the beautiful Sassovivo Abbey. The abbey, located in Italy’ central county of Umbria, is just a three hours drive from maritime Ancona, my hometown.
This abbey it is absolutely worth the visit: it stands on the declivity of Mt. Serrone (1000 mt) and it is famous for its beautiful rectangular Roman cloister with its 128 pillars. The exquisite elegance and balance of the work, completed in 1229, has survived the damage of time and man. Built around a square plan, the roof of the cloister rest on arches that are supported by elegant twisted columns, surmounted by lily-shaped capitols…

Illustration Friday’s topic is: twist

Here are three interesting links on IF’ last week topic….. creative levity ; busy bee ; elis nadlers sketchblog

15 people have left comments

Ehilà, Beppe! Tutto Ok? Disegno sempre bello. La cosa che mi è piaciuta di più è il colore del cielo e soprattutto una cosa,.. la luna. Per quanto riguarda il resto… non sapevo neanche che esistesse Sassovivo! Beata Ignoranza.. , la mia!
Anyway, my best compliments! Buona jurnata e sole!
Qui, in my hometown it’s very hot!
Too much for my little brain!
Bye Bye!

vanna wrote on July 1, 2007 - 10:12 am UTC

Un lavoro impressionante, bella atmosfera!

Nicole wrote on July 1, 2007 - 10:22 am UTC

Si, hai raggione Umbria è una regione meravigliosa!
Bella imaggine.

cata wrote on July 1, 2007 - 11:10 am UTC

Very cool, I’d like to see that one day. :-)

Willie Baronet wrote on July 1, 2007 - 11:58 am UTC

I love this! Very intriguing and well done.

Leah wrote on July 1, 2007 - 2:50 pm UTC

Yes, you did a beautiful job on this topic! It has a mysterious and zen-like quality! Would love to go to this place. Wonderful!

valgalart wrote on July 1, 2007 - 7:09 pm UTC

Gotta love this illo!
Well done!

Jen wrote on July 1, 2007 - 8:40 pm UTC

Very interesting! I hope I can drop by and see them…..

isay wrote on July 1, 2007 - 10:37 pm UTC

Beautiful clean work! I like it!

Tina Vaziri wrote on July 2, 2007 - 3:21 am UTC

sounds like a great place to vist and u have captured it wonderfully in ur illo

michael dailey wrote on July 2, 2007 - 5:08 am UTC

Striking! You do such wonderful work!

Kim wrote on July 3, 2007 - 6:49 pm UTC

your illo is dramatic and enigmatic – great idea on ‘twist’!

stangy wrote on July 4, 2007 - 4:58 am UTC

Very nice. What a peaceful place!

Digital Scott wrote on July 4, 2007 - 3:59 pm UTC

Ok. Ho capito. Ormai ci tieni tutti, ma proprio tutti, prigionieri di questa bellissima Abbazia. Sappi che soffro di claustro. Fobia. Ke tu abbia bisogno di silenzio per creare…, lo posso anche un po’ intuire e giustificare…, ma… per cortesia, Aprici le porte de ‘sta Abbazia!!! Una tua fan!

vanna wrote on July 15, 2007 - 8:30 am UTC

It seems to be a nice place for tourist. I like it

why not Kenya wrote on October 28, 2011 - 10:25 am UTC

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