fooler0809It is generally called the Shell Square, because it is shaped like a shell, one side is flat, and the other is curved and not horizontal. The ground has been going downhill towards the city hall, and there are many people sitting on the ground in the square.
Calvin在路上Pienza is a mini town. The only main street can be walked from beginning to end in less than 20 minutes. The scale of churches and palaces is almost negligible in Italy. So where is the rural scenery in the photo? I began to explore a little eagerly. Going out of the gate on one side, the terrain is slightly sloping downwards, and after another turn, the pastoral scenery of Tuscany under the mountain rushes over! Along the wide platform, you can overlook the scenery of the Orcia Valley, which is Tuscany in my mind! The setting sun has plated everything here with gold, and the mountains in the distance are shrouded in rosy sunset. Occasionally meeting tourists or local residents walking dogs, everyone also smiled and shared the quiet beauty.
Calvin在路上The current urban layout and architecture of Pienza was basically determined by Pope Pius II-because this is his hometown, according to his wishes, two architects from Florence were invited to plan and construct. Therefore Pienza is known as the "touchstone of Renaissance urban life" and was declared a World Cultural Heritage in 1996.
In fact, in the eyes of our tourists, there may not be so many doorways-there is only a small street that is not very spacious, with winding alleys on both sides, a church and a square in the center, and two city gates on both ends of the street. The boundaries of the town. The main buildings such as the church and the Pope’s summer residence are made of sandstone, while the houses in the alleys are mostly red bricks. Every household is decorated with flowers on windowsills, balconies and even walls, and the door frames are bridged with flowers, and the fragrance of flowers fills the air.
Marie MonnierOne of the most amazing Cathedral I had the chance to visit. There is so much details and attention put in the place you'll never be disappointed. The ceiling is breathtaking and the size of the monument is huge. If you are in Florence you HAVE to walk inside and enjoy this historical place.
suifeng2019The ancient city of Bailu Lizhio was built 2500 years ago. It is located at the top of a mountain and is connected to the outside world by a narrow long bridge. It looks like a castle floating in the sky in the distance, so it is called the city of the sky.
ChinaMexGirlBuy your tickets in advance! I heard someone saying they had waited 2 hours before going in! Go early to enjoy viewing everything you can. Definietly worth visiting, and don't forget to take picures of the river while your upstairs, and the dome.
Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Montepulciano
Jan 26, 2021 Montepulciano Weather:Sunny, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:72%, Sunrise/Sunset:07:35/17:17
Montepulciano Driving:Suitable, Running:Good
#mynovgetaway Montepulciano is a medieval hilltop town in Tuscany, Italy. Surrounded by vineyards, it’s known for its vino nobile red wine. The Torre di Pulcinella is a clock tower topped by a figure of the Pulcinella, a commedia dell’arte character. On the Piazza Grande is the 14th-century Palazzo Comunale, with a tower offering views of the surrounding countryside. Also here is the Duomo, with a huge triptych above its altar. According to legend, it was founded by the Etruscan King Lars Porsena of Chiusi. Recent findings prove that a settlement was in existence in the 4th-3rd centuries BC. In Roman times it was the seat of a garrison guarding the main roads of the area.
After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, it developed as a religious center under the Lombards. In the 12th century it was repeatedly attacked by the Republic of Siena, which the Poliziani faced with the help of the Perugia and Orvieto, and sometimes Florence, communes. The 14th century was characterized by constant struggles between the local noble families, until the Del Pecora family became rulers of the town. From 1390, Montepulciano was a loyal ally (and later possession of Florence and, until the mid-16th century, lived a period of splendour with architects such as Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola, Baldassarre Peruzzi, Ippolito Scalza and others, building luxurious residences and other edifices here. In 1559, when Siena was conquered by Florence and Montepulciano lost its strategic role, its importance declined.
When you come to Tuscany, you must experience the idyllic winery of this pearl. As long as you are driving, you must not miss the local winery! The selection of the Avignonesi winery is mainly based on a huge round grape field. After the aerial photos, you can see how spectacular it is.
The winery is located near the small town of Valiano, on the left side of the medieval town of Montepulciano, a few kilometres away, and the historic town of Cortona in the right. Surrounded by beautiful vineyards, buildings, chapels, and ancient stone wine cellars.
The wine cellar can be seen in the wine cellar and there are many wines. The very beautiful environment in the manor, Imagine how comfortable life is.
Lunch at the winery, you need to book in advance, sitting in the manor surrounded by the pastoral scenery, smelling the fresh and fragrant smell of the air, to the locals without asking, life is fast.