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Photo: Pienza Town Picture Tuscany Landscape Italy Europe

A view of the town of Pienza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from across the lush green landscape of Tuscany in Italy, Europe.

The rolling green hills of Tuscany in Italy, Europe with a small road breaking up the landscape make up the foreground of this picture with the town of Pienza adorning the backdrop. This town was declared by UNESCO in 1996 as a World Heritage Site and then later in 2004, the entire valley and landscape known as the Val d'Orcia was added to the list in the Cultural Landscapes.

In the year 1405, an Italian boy was born in a village named Corsignano, who eventually become Pope Plus II and had the small village rebuilt to become the town of Pienza one sees today. Construction began around 1459 when the entire village was built into a Renaissance town which was meant to be used as a retreat from Rome.

In the town of Pienza, there are four major attractions that must be seen while traveling through Tuscany, Italy in Europe. ... continue below the picture...


Pienza Town Picture Tuscany Landscape Italy Europe

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Pienza Town Picture Tuscany Landscape Italy Europe
Photo of the town of Pienza surrounded by the
landscape of Tuscany in Italy, Europe.

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... The Palazzo Piccolomini which is a palace made up of four buildings, The Duomo, a cathedral easily spotted across the landscape in this picture, the Palazzo Borgia, another palace which was once home to the bishops and the Palazzo Comunale or the town hall. Other palaces and churches are scattered throughout the town of Pienza which are also worth touring through to capture the true history behind this town.

The town of Pienza in Tuscany, Italy in Europe is located in the middle of the valley and is encompassed by the beautiful rolling hillsides that make up the landscape. The scenery is stunning while enroute to Pienza and once you reach the town, you will see how the artistic heritage has been maintained.

View of the Town of Pienza (UNESCO World Heritage Site), surrounded by the Tuscany landscape, Province of Siena, Region of Tuscany, Italy, Europe.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/200 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 148mm.

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Pienza Town Picture Tuscany Landscape Italy Europe
A view of the town of Pienza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from across the lush green landscape of Tuscany in Italy, Europe.
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Rolf Hicker
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eur_22v_9067 - Pienza Town Picture Tuscany Landscape Italy Europe

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