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.
The perfect town is really small. In addition to the beauty of cultural monuments, cheese and cold cuts are also superb. Pienza cheese is a must! And the restaurants in the old city are worth checking in!
It’s a great effort to go around with colleagues who are known as Eurolink, but the disadvantage is that you don’t have a brain when you look at it, you only know the beauty and you take pictures. When you come back, you can’t tell where the photos are. Of course, you’ll just be there. it is good
The Pope of Rome has built his hometown into a beautiful town, with a small historical and cultural center, but there is no shortage of squares, churches and palaces.
The most beautiful town, every corner is full of literary and artistic fan~~~ I will never regret pienza. There was once the birthplace of the Pope of Rome, full of fairy spirits.