Pienza is a very small village, but thanks to the fate of having a Pope Enea Silvio Piccolomini, who became famous as Pope Pius II, this place has seen expand his fame.
Known as Corsignano, in the Renaissance was renamed "Pienza", in honor of its most famous citizen, Pius II, who lived in an era of the history, not only for the canonization of St. Catherine of Siena, but also to the struggles between East and West, who saw the threat of Sultan Mehmed II.

It is considered the ideal city, a rare example of Renaissance town planning completed. The Pope called the workers most important period for its construction, including Bernardo Rossellino and thanks to these, were made the Renaissance palace Piccolomini and the roof garden.
Pienza is still preserved in excellent condition with important monuments, perched on a hill overlooking the Val d'Orcia.




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