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Places of worship

Sant'Anna in Camprena

A centuries-old monastery near Pienza that houses frescoes from Antonio Bazzi, known as il Sodoma

Monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena, Pienza
Monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena, Pienza - Credit: Mario Llorca
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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