A stands for class in tour : Pienza.


Living in Tuscany is such a great experience and thanks to spring I can profit of the suggestive landscape of this beautiful region in the heart of Italy.

This week end I chose to visit Pienza, a little medieval city in the province of Siena. Not so far from me but really astonishing to discover.

This is what I love about Tuscany : you can walk around and find landscapes you'd never thought to find.

I think it's like living in a coffer full of postcards, you can easily move from one to an other and be surprised of what you have came across.
Pienza is a little town in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany and it's better known to be the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism. 

In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes. Pienza was rebuilt from a village called Corsignano, which was the birthplace (1405) of Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini,Renaissance humanis who later became Pope Pius II. Once he became Pope, Piccolomini had the entire village rebuilt as an ideal Renaissance town. Intended as a retreat from Rome, it represents the first application of humanist urban planning concepts, creating an impetus for planning that was adopted in other Italian towns and cities and eventually spread to other European centers.

One of the better coins to see in this little renaissance town is Via dell'amore ( love street), where lovers all around the world can kiss framed by a suggestive view of the tuscan hills. 

There's no better way to spend our life time than travelling and I really think Pienza is one of those places which are worthy to be seen at least one in life. 

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