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Pienza Pienza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located in the Val d’Orcia region of Tuscany and the province of Siena.  Pienza, previously known as the village of Corsignano, was where Pope Pius II was born in 1405.  It was rebuilt under the plans of Bernardo Rossellini  over a 3 year period and completed in 1462 as the […]

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Val d’Orcia

Val d’Orcia The Val d’Orcia, or Valdorcia, is a region of Tuscany, central Italy, which extends from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata. It is characterised by gentle, carefully cultivated hills occasionally broken by gullies and by picturesque towns and villages such as Pienza (rebuilt as an “ideal town” in the 15th century […]

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