Photo © Barbara Ansel, Comuni Ambito Turistico Val d’Orcia
Regional Nature Reserve of Lucciolabella
Naturalistic attractions

Regional Nature Reserve of Lucciolabella

A protected area within the Val d'Orcia, a World Heritage landscape, habitat for rare birds and mainly endemic vegetation

Riserve Lucciolabella
Riserve Lucciolabella - Credit: John Weiss (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
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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