Episode 133 – Pienza: The Ideal Renaissance Town
February 6, 2024
In 1459, Pope Pius II transformed the provincial town of his birth, Corsignano, into an ideal Renaissance urban town and renamed it after himself – Pienza. His architect, Bernardo Rossellino, was a follower of Leon Battista Alberti, and applied both medieval and classical architectural principles to his design. This podcast explores the history and architecture of this exquisite and charming example of Renaissance urbanism.  



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