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Pienza, Italy

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Pienza, Italy
Pienza, rebuilt in 1462 from a village called Corsignano
Pienza, Italy
Construction started about 1459. Pope Pius II consecrated the Duomo on August 29, 1462, during his long summer visit.

Pienza, Italy
The rebuilding was done by Florentine architect Bernardo Gambarelli (known as Bernardo Rossellino) who may have worked with the humanist and architect Leon Battista Alberti, though there are no documents to prove it for sure.


Pienza, Italy
In 1996, Pienza is a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site
Pienza, Italy
Pienza is surrounded by the Val d’Orcia, a valley which remains to this date unexploited and unspoilt.
Pienza, Italy
The best time to visit this region is between May and June or between September and October, as the climate is pleasant with the temperatures averaging at 22°C.


Pienza, Italy


Pienza, Italy


Pienza, Italy




Pienza, Italy


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  1. Martha Bakerjian9 December 2014 at 20:38

    Pienza is famous for its sheep's milk cheese - pecorino di Pienza - really delicious!

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