Pienza Duomo – Built for Pope Pius II’s Renaissance City

Pope Pius II

Pienza Duomo was one of the Monuments that make up Pius II’s Renaissance City: On one side of the Piazza Pio II, the main square in Pienza, sits the Pienza Duomo (or Cattedrale dell’Assunta), one of the Renaissance monuments that make up Pope Pius II’s ideal Renaissance city. Architect Bernardo Rossellino who was charged with […]

Pienza – The Town that Pope Pius II Built

Pienza Historical Centre

Pienza Was Pope Pius II’s Idea of the Perfect City: From our base in the spa town of Chianciano Terme, we took an excursion to Pienza, a small town in the Val d’Orcia in Tuscany. Pienza was Pope Pius II’s idea of the perfect Renaissance city and it is also famous for its pecorino cheeses. […]