Pienza

Duomo
Duomo

The Duomo (Cathedral), which dominates the center of the piazza, has a facade that is one of the earliest designed in the Renaissance manner.

Pienza
Pienza

Formerly a small village named Corsignano, Pienza is the birthplace of Pope Pius II. Once elevated to his position, this native son declared that Corsignano should be rebuilt using the Renaissance urban planning model of a central piazza anchored with important buildings and the rest of the city radiating from this heart. Visiting the surrounding countryside, noted for its rising and falling contours, with broad plains punctuated by dramatic hills, and its beautiful array of farmhouses, shrines, and Renaissance villages, the Val d’Orcia has for years been the muse for countless artists and photographers.

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