Day Trip to Pienza

Trip Start Oct 01, 2009
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Trip End Oct 15, 2009


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Flag of Italy  , Tuscany,
Saturday, October 10, 2009

Silvio Piccolomini, who became Pope Pius II, was born here in the 15th century and strived to turn it into the ideal Renaissance town. It was built on top of the medieval castle of Corsignano, which marked the border between the possessions of Siena, Florence and Orvieto.   It has been designated as part of the "world-wide heritage of humanity by UNESCO.

The cathedral, Cattedrale dell'Assunta, houses panel paintings by the most renowned Sienese artists of the period.
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