6 Hotels in Pienza, Italy
The town one of Pienza owes its name of Corsinianus, according to some historians, one of the militaries of Silla while others make it go up to Bacco Piccolomini, combined of Porsenna in the war against old Rome.
Pienza become however famous for Enea Silvio Piccolomini, named Pope Pio II and during the late medieval times it was one of Siena's fortress, called Corsignano as known to have been mentioned in one of the Boccaccio novels.
Great part of its beautifulr architecture was realized from Pope Pio II between 1459 and 1462 which he called to work in Pienza one of the more famous architects of the age, Bernardo Rossellino that operated in order to render Pienza a splendid example of architecture and urban planning.
In the trapezial public square are found the Dome, the Rossellino main street, the Piccolomi and the Borgia Palaces.
The cathedral of Pienza is in Renaissance style with a luminous inside of three 'navate' of equal largeness, inspired to the Germans 'Hallenkirchen' and it preserves many art works, between which an Assunta of "Vecchietta".
An other cmasterpiece of the Rossellino is the splendid rRenaissance palace of Piccolomini, with the elegant courtyard and the hanging garden.
The city of Pienza conserves other remarkable constructions, between which the Communal Town Hall Palace and the Episcopal Palace, the church of San Francesco and the Pieve di Corsignano.
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Longitude:11° 70' 0'' E (11.678889)