Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Val d'Orcia,Italy.

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. It reflects an idealised model of good governance and  an aesthetically pleasing picture. The landscape with flat chalk plains out of which rise almost conical hills with fortified settlements on top, inspired many artists. These images exemplify the beauty of well-managed Renaissance agricultural landscapes. It covers an agrarian and pastoral landscape consisting of innovative land-management systems, towns and villages, farmhouses, abbeys, inns, shrines, bridges, etc.
So glad to receive another scenic site card from Gian
Stamp-2014 National Nuclear Physics Laboratories (2 from set of 4 stamps)
Date of Inscription of the site: 2004
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