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Cathedral, Pienza

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  • Il Duomo di Pienza is the Renaissance cathedral of this town, which is located in Tuscany Region, in the center of Italy. It is in Piazza Pio II, the main Renaissance square of the old town and the...  more »
  • Construction of this Cathedral commenced in 1459 and was commissioned by Pope Pius !!, shortly after he became Pope, and was designed by Bernado Rossellino who also designed the surrounding...  more »
  • The things you can do when you're a local boy made good! Pope Pius II was apparently instrumental in the design and building of this little duomo, and indeed of the whole town. It's not a flashy...  more »
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  • Pope Pius II attempt at creating a Renaissance cathedral is very touching, given the remnants of Gothic architecture.
  • One of the most beautiful and harmonious cathedrals anywhere. A must see
  • Beautiful cathedral!
  • Nice Duomo in a typical old little Italian village. The outside and the inside are quite simple, not very decorated, there is not a lot of sculptures / paintings. As in most Italian cities: the entrance is free, the center of the city is car prohibited, so you have to park outside of the city.
  • Of White stone that externally makes it bright and inside elegant and sober inside is the Duomo of Pienza. The Cathedral of the Assumption represents, better than any other monument or palace, the thought of Pope Pius II. Having lived in Germany for years, Pope Pius II knew German Hellenkirchen (in Italian churches in Sala) and therefore wanted his cathedral to have the same three aisons. At The same time Pope Pius II was fascinated by the gothic lines of the Franciscan churches species of Assisi (from which the central eye and the two-sloping roof) and the "rich but sober" lines of the churches of San Sebastiano in Mantua and Santa Maria Novella in Florence designed by Leon Battista Alberti. These were the themes he gave to Rossellino to design the new Cathedral. Inside there are the works of Giovanni di Paolo, Matteo di Giovanni, Bernardo Rosellino, Lorenzo Vecchietta, Sano di Pietro and Matteo di Giovanni.
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