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I stumbled on this photo, it's on the box of an old issue of a software map of Italy. I suppose the location portrayed is in Italy, anyone?


"location portrayed" means that I'm interested in what is shown in the picture (a hill-top village) and not as much in the location from which the photo was taken.

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  • It sort of looks familiar to me. It could have been a stage-finish in the Giro years ago. I'm sort of reminded of arial footage of the landscape while watching the cycling on TV.
    – Tonny
    Jul 2 at 9:44
  • @tonny Exactly: this May the 6th stage ascended to the top before reaching the finish line in Ascoli Piceno.
    – gboffi
    Jul 2 at 14:03
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The other answers are right, it's Castelluccio di Norcia in Umbria, Italy, seen from a hill southwest of it called Monte Valletta.

There's a Google Street View photo by Gabriele Lorenzini which is taken very close to the location of your picture:

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    Of the previous answers, one is right but unsubstantiated, the other one is incorrect (it's Monte Veletta with 2 "e"'s, as you correctly wrote) and incomplete, because I am not interested in the shot location but in the (main) subject of the photo. So, I'd say yours is the first correct, complete, substantiated answer and I could accept it if the poster of the first correct answer won't succeed in providing an explanation of their answer. PS: It's Castelluccio di Norcia, Italy has plenty of other "Castelluccio"s :-)
    – gboffi
    Jul 3 at 6:53
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    Thank you for the correction. Spelling is indeed important, you might end up in an entirely different part of Italy...
    – Glorfindel
    Jul 3 at 7:05
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Yes, that is in Monte Veletta in Italy. The original picture is this one:

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It's Castelluccio di Norcia as seen from Monte Veletta, probably before the 2016 earthquake.

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