Pienza, "Ideal City" in the heart of the Val d'Orcia and the Crete Senesi, it is proposed to the public not only with the beauty of its famous monuments and its unique urban layout, unique in the world, but even with a hectic schedule of proposals and opportunities, large and small, all interesting and challenging. So the city "born of a dream of love and thoughts of beauty," to quote Pastures, is transformed into a unique stage in the world.
The calendar, 2014, announced by the City of Pienza, is a sequence of events almost daily that give "color" to welcome the city of Pope Pius II Piccolomini offers its guests: more than a million visitors in 2013, almost evenly divided between Italians and foreigners.
Let's start from the events scheduled for next May (many others have already concluded in the first 4 months of the year), signaling solely those of greater interest. But also recognizing that countless others, from Carnival, the popular Sbaccellata peasant, the snacks at Colle Moscow, walking in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims of the Via Francigena and bikes along the roads of Crete, are not less attractive for those who choose Pienza, Montichiello and the Val d'Orcia for a holiday of beauty and serenity.
To note a recurring event on the first Sunday of each month of the year. This is the promotional fair "market of organic products and traditional park of the Val d'Orcia" that animates Piazza Galletti. E 'a fixture for those who want to put on the table cheeses, meats, wines, herbs, honey, unique in quality and naturalness .
The first meeting of May, from the first to 11th, with Pienza and flowers : the historic square in front of the cathedral is transformed into a beautiful garden ephemeral, while flowers and plants make Pienza, the day 10:11, a whole garden. From the city life then takes a route that leads to the most beautiful historic gardens, public and very private, the Val d'Orcia.
From May 16 to 18, the flowers give way to books and their authors, Italian and international, with the second edition of the literary emporium . It 'a melting pot of ideas and relationships, trends and opinions that stimulate curiosity and excite the mind. The events, all free, make the Renaissance center of the village is lively and vibrant theater culture, sharing, freedom. On the sidelines of meetings dedicated to the music and even children.
Who loves to deepen the knowledge of himself, is by appointment, 4 to 6 July, between Pienza and Montichiello for "Aura: Festival of nature and spirit," with the great masters of yoga, artists, scholars. Conferences, seminars, films, meetings, concerts, dancing and sharing moments of community and to re-establish a direct contact with nature, to feel part of nature and connected to all things, present at the miracle of unceasing creativity of life.
Another event consolidated over time and is well known not only at the national level is that, from July 20 to August 14, with the Fellowship of the Poor Theatre of Montichiello, in the frame, unique, small, beautiful village of Pienza nestled on the hill.
In the purest tradition is the Cheese Fair at the Time (5-7 September) where the cheese you can taste not only in all possible ways but also becomes the protagonist of a singular Palio played by the six Contradas pientine.
This year marks the centenary of the birth of Mario Luzi, poet in love with the town of Pienza and remember, from 27 September to 31 December, with a calendar of meetings and lectures, and a valuable exposition of his unpublished works. It will be really nice to go back with him, "The winding road that leads from Siena all'Orcia / through the rough seas of Crete washed / put that in March a green fuzz / is a way out of time, an open road / s bit with the its twists and turns to the heart of the enigma. / / Real or unreal, solar or night - / absorbed ensued / a long latch / from father to son my old with a harbinger of torment. "
During the holiday season will take place "Pienza dresses of light." Piazza Pio II will become a wonderful backdrop of light, with the facade of the Cathedral that throughout the night, with the aid of special 3D projectors, will be transformed into a spectacular screen on which are projected a series of sacred images of the Nativity of Jesus drawn by the greatest masterpieces of the Italian masters, all accompanied by an evocative soundtrack of classical music.
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