Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Day 04 .. Morning in Pienza

The tiny hamlet of Pienza is a cute, walled village with a beautiful clock tower. We stayed in a hotel that was once a convent, next to a church of course. There are LOTS of churches here in Italy (but you kinda knew that already, right?). This is one of the towns that Franco Zeffrelli filmed the 1968 classic, Romeo and Juliet (with Michael York and Olivia Hussey). It was such a delight to get up and walk down these streets (some 500-600 years old) and then look out over the walls of the city to see the countryside. Simply amazing.

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