The small Sienese town of Pienza is a rare example of renaissance urban planning actually completed. The centre of Pienza was completely transformed by Pope Pius II who planned to transform his native village into an ideal city.
The architect Bernardo Rossellino was commissioned to build the Duomo, a papal palace and the town hall; the work was completed in three years (1459-1462).
Defined over and over again as the “ideal city”, “the utopian city”, today it is a concrete manifestation of how in the Renaissance an attempt was made to create an “ideal” model of life and government on earth, elaborating the idea of a city that could give concrete answers to the desire to live and work together in peace.
Today Pienza is part of an area known as the “Artistic, Natural and Cultural Park of the Val d’Orcia”, which aims to conserve the extraordinary artistic patrimony of the five communes that are part of the Park: Castiglion d’Orcia, Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani and San Quirico d’Orcia.
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