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PIENZA Città di Luce

The ideal Renaissance city desired by the humanist Enea Silvio Piccolomini, Pope Pius II, stands unchanged in the middle of the luminous landscape of the Val d’Orcia. The theme of light, fundamental in the architectural conception of the Pope for the construction of his city, is evoked by the poet Mario Luzi who was inspired several times by this land

“A clear immense valley…The infinite written and erased in the sky and in that open earth, a thousand times a day. Everything calls me here, because here we are at the height of solitude, but also of the most authentic opportunity for dialogue”