Pienza – 26/4/2016 by Ava

Italy is home to a small town in Tuscany called Pienza, it became a UNESCO world heritage site in 1996. Pienza’s original name was Corsignano. In 1405 Corsignano was the birthplace of Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini who became Pope Pius and he re-built the village and re-named it Pienza.

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View of Pienza before you get there.

We visited Pienza, another beautiful Tuscan town, this one had received a lot of bombing during WW2 and you could see the pot marks in the buildings, particularly the church.

Max and Ava on our walk up to the Duoma in Pienza

Walking around the outer wall of Pienza

Photos of the town and the view over the Orcia Valley.

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