Walk into a Postcard
Pienza is one of Tuscany's Renaissance treasures. Located in the breathtakingly beautiful Val d'Orcia (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Pienza overlooks Monte Amita, the highest mountain in Tuscany with volcanic origins that go back millions of years. Once named Corsignano, Pienza was reconstructed and renamed under the Piccolomini Pope Pius II who sought to transform his birthplace into the "ideal" Renaissance city (Italy's 15th century version of Renovation Nation).
Our photograph taken of a terrace at Castello di Bibbione near San Casciano in Val di Pesa Tuscany was featured in the February 2012 issue of the British Magazine Italia. Bibbione Castle is documented in ancient manuscripts as far back as 997 A.D. In 1511 Niccolò Machiavelli bought Castello di Bibbione, using it as a hunting residence. His family kept possession of the Bibbione estate for several centuries until the 18th century.