Tourist guide of Pienza

Tourist guide of Pienza

Pienza   Pienza is a small village in southern Tuscany in the beautiful valley called Vald’Orcia, and is located about 20 miles east of Montalcino and a 10 miles to the west of Montepulciano amidst gentle undulating hills and wonderful natural landscapes. Pienza is most famous for production of cheese “pecorino”, is a tasty cheese made from sheep’s milk, renowned worldwide and very delicious. Your tour of the city, starting from the main gate (Porta al Prato), through the main street (Corso Rossellino) which are full of small charming shops selling a large quantity of various types of pecorino, from fresh to aged pecorino, that you can taste together with a number of other typical local products, such as fine wines, spices, pici (handmade pasta) and so on. After a little bit of shopping, we suggest you try one of the fantastic restaurants or typical osterie serving really exquisite local food. The name Pienza comes from Pope Pius II, who was born here, and it means the city of Pius. Pope Pius II is elected Enea Silvio Piccolomini in 1458, gave him the task to transform his birthplace, small place”Corsignano”, into the ideal Renaissance town.   Piccolomini is hired Bernardo Rossellino, the famous architect, to build Pienza in accordance with humanist urban planning concepts. The construction of Pienza started around 1459, and took about four years, creating a fairytale town, which has remained practically unchanged over the centuries. The Cathedral, Piccolomini Palace, the Town Hall and the lovely central square (Piazza Pio II) were built in 3 years and represent the wonderful art of the Renaissance. Some scenes for famous movie Romeo and Juliet is filmed in Palazzo Piccolomini, in which it represented the location of the first encounter between...
Tourist guide of Perugia

Tourist guide of Perugia

Perugia Beautiful medieval city located in Umbria, Perugia, rich of art and history, its surrounding are witness to both the Roman and the Etruscan civilizations. Town is identified by the presence of many prestigious university, home to thousands of Italian and International students. For that reason, Perugia has all the lively characteristics of a typical university town, and it is full of interesting attractions,concerts and night spots. This is also perfect like starting point for daily excursions to places around such as Assisi, Cortona, Spello and Gubbio. Before 1st century BC, Perugia was part of the Etruscan kingdom, and after came under the Roman rule around 40 BC. The city is rich of archaeological sites, witness the past times. This is amazing combination for turist, here can to enjoy the charm of the old city and as well of modern day life. Perugia have about 170.000 inhabitants, main town of region Umbria, its a hill town about 400 meters above sea level and like most cities in central Italy. In the town is possible to visit the Etrurian Well, and this is not only an historical site, but is today the main water source for the city. You can to visit also many Etrurian tombs, which are very nicely preserved.After the Romans and the Etrurian period, the city developed as any other medieval city and palaces and churches started to be built, and we are still standing for the curiosity of the tourists. You can to visit also many Etrurian tombs, which are very nicely preserved.After the Romans and the Etrurian period, the city developed as any other medieval city and palaces and churches...