Unesco Sites of Italy: Val d’Orcia

Jun 11, 2020 292

Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia, inscribed by Unesco in its World Heritage list in 2004, encompasses the villages and surrounding agricultural and pastoral territories of Castiglione d'Orcia, Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani, San Quirico d’Orcia, from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata, near the border with Umbria. Its hilly landscape dotted with cypress trees has become iconic. 

Val d’Orcia is, according to Unesco, an exceptional example of the landscape redesign that characterized the Renaissance, to reflect the ideals of good governance of the Italian city-state in the 14th and 15th centuries and to create an aesthetically pleasing picture. 

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SOURCE: https://www.italymagazine.com

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