Agriturismo Due Terre
Podere Pozzo, localita Cosona, Pienza, Tuscany, 53026, Italy
More about Pienza
the outdoor tables
the agriturismo and Pienza up the hill
Chiesa di San Francesco
Palazzo Piccolomini: the loggia
Travel Tips for Pienza
We need landscape and ornamental trees to phantasy our dreams in the shade of beauty. It is human kind of thinking! Conifers (Cedrus atlantica, deodara and libani) are amongst the largest organisms on earth, yet they are often overlooked (or perhaps under-looked!?) in botanical surveys. How thankfully we founded these spots of forest cedars & conifers ... Working hard to create beauty really felt so easy within a paradisiacal garden. Everybody was happy, and the many conifers played the most important role in the landscape. These ornamental plants fulfilled many functions as well in landscape design as in the good mood of the fashion crew. Thanks Tuscany, for these wonderful memories.
Conservatorio di San Carlo
Next to thePorta al Ciglio, in the street St. Charles, there is the ex Conservatory of St. Charles that has been built in the fourteenth century exploiting the walls of the town. Today it is the home of the archaeological museum.
The Cathedral: interior (1)
Inside the cathedral you can see the works ordered from Pio II to the greater of sieneses artists of the time and performed between 1461 and 1463. You can see The Lady with the Child and Saints made by Giovanni di Paolo; Lady with Child made by Matteo di Giovanni; Employment of the Virgin between the Saint Catherine made by Lorenzo Vecchietta; Lady in Throne made by Matteo of Giovanni. Very nice is also the wooden choir made by Rossellino in 1462.
I Smell Pecorino .....................
Pienza is a quaint Tusacan town. I was fortunate enough to have an afternoon visit here with Liz, Melva and Giacomo. The town has some great architecture, small streets, shops and the smell of Pecorino cheese. I had no idea that Pienza was the home of Peccorino cheese making. As soon as I stepped out of the car I said it smelled like cheese. Liz promptly answered that's the first thing she thought when she visited Pienza for the first time.
It turned out to be a fun afternoon of sightseeing and shopping. I was entrusted with carrying the cheese back to the car for Melva....not too heavy but made for a fragrant ride home.
Pienza, il cuore della Toscana
Pienza, lovely picturesque city high above the Val d' Orcia.
Walk on the Via della Fortuna and the Via dell' Amore to the old city walls that overlook the valley.
Visit the Duomo Santa Maria Assunta and the Palazzo Piccolomini where Pope Pius II was born.