Seven days and eight nights in Siena was grand and though I was enrolled for two more nights, I decided to leave early and move to the countryside for a few tranquil days before starting art class when I arrive in Cortona on Sunday.
I’m here in Pienza “….a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d’Orcia in Tuscany…the touchstone of Renaissance urbanism. In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage site, and in 2004 the entire valley – Val d’Orcia – was included on the list of UNESCO’s World Cultural Landscapes”. For quick info on this or any place else mentioned in my blog, you can find it on Wikipedia…seriously! It’s a great site for getting an easy snap shot along with a couple professional pix. In fact, maybe I should just refer readers to Wiki places and skip sending pix! Nah, more fun for me to add personal touch and you can get expanded coverage at Wiki if you wish.
Staying in a fabulous b&b over looking the Val d’Orcia with Pienza behind me.
Photos….views from my patio here in Pienza – sunset and sunrise, pix of stops along the way and “ordinary” country scenes!
Isn’t this horse ring fantastic?!?