Italy's first example of Renaissance town planning

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Grand Hotel Ambas
What I did
A World Heritage Site

Flag of Italy  , Tuscany,
Thursday, September 6, 2012

Map of Pienza
 
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Sep 6:  Our tours today was to Pienza and the Orcia Valley. Built on top of the medieval castle of Corsignano, Enea Silvio Piccolomini (born Oct 18, 1405), was elevated to Pope (Pius II) in 1458, decided to transform his home into a symbol of Italian Renaissance, so in three years from 1459 to 1462, the town was reborn as Pienza. The main attractions of this small village is the Cathedral of Pienza built in 1459, and located next door the residence Palazzo Piccolomini. The city walls and the Pieve di Corsignano (first recorded in 714) all date back to the medieval ages.

We visited lower Pienza first to visit the cathedral before going uphill to visit Pienza and the castle area. 

  
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
 
 
 

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