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    Val d'Orcia*
    UNESCO World Heritage Site
    Typical landscape of the Val d’Orcia
    State Party Italy
    Type Cultural
    Criteria iv, vi
    Reference 1026
    Region** Europe and North America
    Inscription history
    Inscription 2004 (28th Session)
    * Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
    ** Region as classified by UNESCO.
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    The Val d’Orcia, or Valdorcia, is a region of Tuscany, central Italy, which extends from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata. It is characterised by gentle, carefully-cultivated hills occasionally broken by gullies and by picturesque towns and villages such as Pienza (rebuilt as an “ideal town” in the 15th century under the patronage of Pope Pius II), Radicofani (home to the notorious brigand-hero Ghino di Tacco) and Montalcino (the Brunello di Montalcino is counted among the most prestigious of Italian wines). It is a landscape which has become familiar through its depiction in works of art from the Renaissance painting to the modern photograph.

    In 2004 the Val d’Orcia was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites under these criteria:

    * Criterion (iv): The Val d’Orcia is an exceptional reflection of the way the landscape was re-written in Renaissance times to reflect the ideals of good governance and to create an aesthetically pleasing pictures.
    * Criterion (vi): The landscape of the Val d’Orcia was celebrated by painters from the Scuola Senese, which flourished during the Renaissance. Images of the Val d’Orcia, and particularly depictions of landscapes where people are depicted as living in harmony with nature, have come to be seen as icons of the Renaissance and have profoundly influenced the development of landscape thinking.

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    1. Nevena Uzurov 25 months ago | reply

      How beautiful atmosphere of the landscape.My compliments !

      Seen this fabulous piece of art :


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    2. Yannick Lefevre 25 months ago | reply

      pleasure to see it again ;-)
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    3. -Fabrizio- 24 months ago | reply

      Bellissima foto, bravo

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    5. J.J. Taylor 20 months ago | reply

      Such an amazing scene. Excellent photography.

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    9. RedWizard86 12 months ago | reply

      Atmosfera angelica

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    15. Dominique Rolland @ Laouleventmeporte 4 months ago | reply

      Bien belle réalisation , j' aime beaucoup . Amicalement

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