Tag: Pienza

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    Tuscany in Winter: Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta

    The Chapel of Our Lady of Vitaleta is a small sacred building is located on a hilltop in the village Vitaleta on the road that connects San Quirico d’Orcia to Pienza. It is one of the most iconic photo locations in Tuscany.

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    “Master of None” Season 2: Locations in Italy (incl. Wedding Scene)

    I wanted to find out if season 2 of the show had any measurable effect on the volume of tourist interest for the two Italian cities where some of the action takes place: Modena and Pienza. Additionally I decided to uncover the name and location of the villa where the wedding scene was shot, if only for those lovely gates!

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    Hill Town Pienza: The Ideal City of the Renaissance

    Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d’Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the “touchstone of Renaissance urbanism“.

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  • Thumbnail for Organic Goat and Sheep Cheese Tasting at Podere Il Casale, Pienza, Italy

    Organic Goat and Sheep Cheese Tasting at Podere Il Casale, Pienza, Italy

    Podere Il Casale is an organic farm near Pienza, province of Siena, Tuscany region, Italy. Owned by a Swiss couple the farm produces a wide range of organic cheeses, olive oil and wine. A restaurant is also available with a menu rich in seasonal organic ingredients.

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