Cathedral of Pienza
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Cathedral of Pienza

The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is the Renaissance jewel of the ideal city

Cathedral of Pienza, interior
Cathedral of Pienza, interior - Credit: Mattis
Pienza
An ideal city, founded based on beauty
Pienza is a gem in the Val d'Orcia. It's known as the city of Pope Pius II, Enea Silvio Piccolomini, who was born here in 1405. Once Pius became Pope, he wanted to transform his humble birthplace, Corsignano, into an urban-architectural treasure. Therefore, he entrusted the total renovation of the village to the architect Bernardo Rossellino and to the humanist Leon Battisti Alberti. ...
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