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Via Fontanelle

Via Fontanelle
Italy, Pienza, May 2007

Pienza was rebuilt from a village called Corsignano, which was the birthplace (1405) of Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, a Renaissance humanist born into an exiled Sienese family, who later became Pope Pius II. Once he became Pope, Piccolomini had the entire village rebuilt as an ideal Renaissance town. Intended as a retreat from Rome, it represents the first application of humanist urban planning concepts, creating an impetus for planning that was adopted in other Italian towns and cities and eventually spread to other European centers.
In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pienza

Thanks all for the nice comments and the favourites, very much appreciated!

Béatrice, Maria Zarębska, Marco, John Linton and 23 other people have particularly liked this photo


31 comments - The latest ones
acclivity
acclivity
Lovely warm inviting picture. Well captured
2 years ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Great architecture and all these flowers make me ready to go back to Italy !!
Thank you for sharing, Peter !! Havea nice Sunday!!!
2 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
In extreme beauty
Good Sunday.
2 years ago.
Thérèse
Thérèse
tout ça à arroser....pfffff
:)
2 years ago.
Anne-Marie(Minus)
Anne-Marie(Minus)
un si beau village ...
2 years ago.
cammino
cammino
Beautiful view!
2 years ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
great contrasts
2 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
A beautiful scene with the flowers, and a very interesting history.
2 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Lovely and idyllic view
2 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Beautifully captured image, Peter! What a lovely place!
2 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
What a wonderful place, Peter. Lovely photo.
2 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
2 years ago.
Zsuzsa
Zsuzsa
Wonderful!
2 years ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
Fascinating composition! I love the floral façade :))
2 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
So picturesque! Beautiful!
2 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
What an idyllic place !
2 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Thanks all for the nice comments and the favourites, very much appreciated!
2 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
A shot full of character and colour, Peter.
2 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen has replied to Dave Hilditch
Thanks Dave.
2 years ago.
Polyrus
Polyrus
It is nice to see a street without yellow lines painted on it, and especially this one.
It looks as though you were there just after a hosepipe had watered the plants.
2 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen has replied to Polyrus
Thanks for the favourite Neil.
Indeed they had just watered the plants, but also the street itself. In summertime streets are often kept wet in Italy!
2 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Very nice floral city image, also reminds me of all
the flowers in the streets of Utrecht Peter.
2 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen has replied to Colin
Thanks Colin, also for the favourite!
2 years ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Une rue ravissante
2 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen has replied to Philippe_28
Thanks Biron, also for the favourite!
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Your beautiful capture was admired in Historical & Architectural Gems.
2 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Thanks June, also for the favourite.
2 years ago.
Mariano Nieva
Mariano Nieva
Beautiful photo
2 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen has replied to Mariano Nieva
Thanks Mariano.
2 years ago.
Fortescue38
Fortescue38
Beautiful, Peter. I love those flowers.
2 years ago.