When I was in Italy I saw many fortresses and castles like this one I saw in Montemarciano, a small county of Ancona, Italy. The tower and the way the evergreens and other surrounding trees enveloped the building really appealed to me. I took a photo with my camera and painted the scene years later. This is an original oil painting (not a print), painted on an 12 x 16 inch stretched canvas using professional Winsor oils. This beautiful painting original would make a nice gift that will appreciate in value over time and is a beautiful piece that will compliment any room in your home or office.