Pienza – the City of Pius II. This pleasant city, situated in Val D’Ordia’s 's heart (near Siena, in Tuscany), is considered to be the incarnation of a Renaissance utopia and an ideal city. Having obtained recognition as a UNESCO World Heritaga Site in 1996, today it continues to show off to the world its refined and sophisticated Renaissance urban plan: its spaces and perspective onto its 15th-Century piazzas and palazzi are organized according to the era’s ideals of rationality and humanism.
It followed a visit to the Abbey of San Galgano and the Ermitage of Monte Siepi.
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