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Pienza is a tiny village in southern Tuscany in the beautifual valley called Val d'Orcia we highly recommend you visit. The village is located about 20 kilometers east of Montalcino and a few kilometers to the west of Montepulciano amidst gentle undulating hills and wonderful natural landscapes. Pienza enjoys a strategic position standing high atop a hill, dominating all the Orcia Valley with extraordinary views.This charming village is widely known as the "ideal city of the Renaissance", the creation of the great humanist Enea Silvio Piccolomini who later became Pope Pius II. Piccolomini had the money and influence to transform his birthplace village, the humble Corsignano, into what he considered the Utopian city should be, exemplifying the principles and philosophy of classical times and of the great Italian Renaissance. Thus, Pienza became the realization of a dream!

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Gill Kopy27-Jun-2019 02:47
Nice that it's not crowded ! Wonderful to wander around ancient villages like this ! Nicely captured Jose V
Dennis Hoyne27-Jun-2019 00:38
A quiet time in Pienza!
Hank Vander Velde26-Jun-2019 22:22
A nice well compose image of this square Jose.
Kuriacose Joseph26-Jun-2019 21:04
Looks like a quiet place.
Karen Stuebing26-Jun-2019 20:32
I like the angle on this group of charming buildings. Wonderful capture of this lovely square. V.
Tom Munson26-Jun-2019 20:29
Beautiful square, Jose.
larose forest photos26-Jun-2019 19:45
I find it interesting that there are so few people about. It allows a great clear shot of those lovely old buildings and the square itself. V
Helen Betts26-Jun-2019 18:49
An impressive building in what looks to be a large square. V.
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