Wednesday June 2: Tour
Cortona-Pienza 40 Km.
Wednesday June 2, in the afternoon, we have organized a visit of
Pienza followed by a social dinner.
schedule of the tour is the following:
h. 15.00: departure from Il Palazzone by tour bus;
h. 16.15: arrival in Pienza;
h. 16.30-18.00: guided visit of Pienza;
h. 18.00-19.30: free time;
h. 19.30: drink;
h. 20.00: social dinner.
The drink and
the social dinner will take place at the restaurant "Il
Prato" in Pienza.
cost of the tour (including the social dinner) is 35 Euro.
On Monday May 31
the Organization will register participants (and
accompanying people) who are interested in taking the tour. The
cost of the tour must be paid at the time of registration.
will arrive in Cortona after May 31 and would like to join us in
this trip, should send an e-mail to our address (email@example.com),
indicating also the number of the accompanying people.
a small town near Siena, is a rare example of Renaissance
town-building. Called, from time to time, the "ideal
city", the "utopian city", it represents one of the
best planned Renaissance towns, where a model of ideal living and
governing was realized, resulting in a city where people could
live and work peacefully. It represented the so called utopia of
the "civitas" vainly cherished by people for centuries.
Pienza has at present two museums, with a third one planned. Its
location in the middle of Val d'Orcia, a wonderful and unspoiled
valley, enables the town to perfectly embody the basic interest
which the humanistic architecture gave to the relationship between
man and nature.
Pienza is part of a territorial system called "Parco
artistico, naturale e culturale della Val d'Orcia", which
aims at preservation of the extraordinary artistic heritage of the
five boroughs which constitute it: Castiglion d'Orcia, Montalcino,
San Quirico d'Orcia, Radicofani and Pienza.
center of Pienza was completely redesigned by Pope Pius II in
Renaissance times. He planned to transform his birthplace into a
model Renaissance town. The architect Bernardo Rossellino was
commissioned to build a Duomo, papal palace and town hall, and the
construction were completed in three years.
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