Pienza is a town in Italy, in the region of Tuscany. Until 1459 it bore the name of Corsignano, but then Pope Pius II, who was born there, decided to turn the town into a beautiful Renaissance city. A few years after that Pope Pius II died and the venture failed to be fully realized - the architects built the Catderalla, a papal residence and a main square surrounded by castles.

In Pienza interesting to see are also: the Piccolomini Palace; the Borgia Palace (the Bishop's Palace); St. Francis Church; the City Palace; the Corscian Church, etc.

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