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Val d’Orcia, Tuscany

Val d’Orcia, Tuscany. The Orcia River between Sant’Angelo in Colle, Castelnuovo dell‘Abate and Castel del Piano on the border between the Province of Siena (left) and the Province of Grosseto (right)[1]

 

Toacana ] Galleria di immagini  
     
   
The 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tuscany | Val d’Orcia, Tuscany
   
   

The 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tuscany are The historic Center of Florence [since 1982], Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa [since 1987], San Gimignano Historical Center [since 1990], the Historic Centre of Siena [since 1995], Pienza [since 1996], the Val d'Orcia [since 2004] and the Villas and Medici gardens in Tuscany [since 2013].

 

Val d'Orcia [since 2004]

The landscape of Val d’Orcia is part of the agricultural hinterland of Siena, redrawn and developed when it was integrated in the territory of the city-state in the 14th and 15th centuries to reflect an idealized model of good governance and to create an aesthetically pleasing picture. The landscape’s distinctive aesthetics, flat chalk plains out of which rise almost conical hills with fortified settlements on top, inspired many artists. Their images have come to exemplify the beauty of well-managed Renaissance agricultural landscapes. The inscription covers: an agrarian and pastoral landscape reflecting innovative land-management systems; towns and villages; farmhouses; and the Roman Via Francigena and its associated abbeys, inns, shrines, bridges, etc.[2]



Photo album Van d'Orcia

 

San Quirico d'Orcia - lo.tangelini
  Cypress trees betwen San Quirico d'Orcia and Montalcino   Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta

Val d'Orcia

 

  Cypress trees between San Quirico d'Orcia and Montalcino  

San Quirico d'Orcia, Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta

 

   
   

Mappa Tenuta Il Poggione Sant'Angelo in Colle | Ingrandire mappa


 
   
Justification for Inscription

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 Siennese School, 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.

 

CRITERIA

USEFUL LINKS

Official website of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy | whc.unesco.org

Traveling in Tuscany | Complete list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tuscany

 


[1] Photo by LigaDue, licensed under  the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
[2] Source: UNESCO World Heritage Centre | whc.unesco.org | Description is available under license CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0

 

Other Unesco World Heritage Sites in Tuscany

 

   
Florence bridges   Piazza del Duomo, Pisa   San Gimignano Panorama

The historic Center of Florence

 

  Piazza del Duomo, Pisa  

San Gimignano

 

Pienza view   Villa Medici a Fiesole 1   Siena Palazzo-Pubblico-Duomo-JBU01

The historic Center of Pienza

 

 

Medici Villa's and gardens

 

  Historical center of Siena


Traveling in Tuscany| Holiday homes in southern Tuscany | Podere Santa Pia

 

Podere Santa Pia, casa vacanze in Tuscany
Podere Santa Pia, casa vacanze in Tuscany
Podere Santa Pia, casa vacanze in Tuscany

 

 

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