Sitting in the distance, among the lush green landscape of Tuscany, is the town of Pienza.
Pienza was actually rebuilt from another town called Corsignano. When Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, later to become Pope Pius II, became Pope, he decided to have the town rebuilt as an ideal Renaissance town. He wanted it as a retreat from Rome, and this was the first town to become a retreat away from the city, an idea that was then adopted in other Italian and European centres. The construction started on the new town in 1459 and Pope Pius II consecrated the Duomo on August 29, 1462.
In 1996, the town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, meaning it is protected by the International World Heritage Program as a site that needs to be protected for the heritage of humanity.
The town is located in the lush green hills and valleys of Tuscany, specifically in the Province of Siena, which is known for its beautiful scenery, wine and agriculture.
View of the Town of Pienza (UNESCO World Heritage Site), surrounded by the Tuscan landscape, Province of Siena, Region of Tuscany, Italy, Europe.
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 75mm.
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