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The cathedral, dedicated to Santa Matia Assunta, is built as a part of the city’s reconstruction, based on an idea of the Pope Pius II Picolommini in 1462. It is a rather simple building, made in a Gothic style, designed by Bernardo Rosellino, with an...More
Wonderful little church in the middle of Pienza's old town, picturesque with the rolling Tuscan hills behind it. Simple exterior mirrors the simple interior, but not bland. Also a good shelter from the rain :)
A Duomo is a cathedral, the seat of the bishop in an area diocese. Each cathedral is a church, but not all churches are cathedrals. And most cathedrals exemplify gaudy wealth. Il Duomo di Pienza portrays simplicity, and understated elegance. In front of the Duomo...More
Beautiful full of light interior of the 15th century Cathedral is remarkable in its simplicity and harmony. Rather plain facade matches the interior, austere and plain, but very imposing and impressive. Lovely church in magical Pienza...
The town of Pienza is just gorgeous. The beautiful courtyard in front of the church has many flowers, just like the rest of the town. After seeing so many gorgeous ornate churches during our visit, this one was not that impressive. It is worth stopping...More