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Renaissance 'ideal city' inspires in Tuscany | Pienza

Renaissance 'ideal city' inspires in Tuscany | Pienza | Geograpy, History | Scoop.it

An "ideal city" inspired by Renaissance humanism off the beaten track in the Tuscan hills is finding new fans with 15th century urban planning that still appeals to today's city dwellers.
"It looks idyllic!" said a tourist from Melbourne in Australia as she admired the harmonious mix of palazzi, churches and immaculately-kept homes of Pienza, a town of 2,000 people in the Italian region of Tuscany.

"I think it's nice to live in a town like this because the food is grown very close to where you're living," said Kay, part of the growing number of visitors coming to view a town set apart from the usual tourist routes.

Ochre-coloured Pienza is structured around a spectacular piazza and was designed to be as pleasant to live in as possible and to blend with nature.

It overlooks the fields and vineyards of the Val d'Orcia - a picturesque backdrop that has been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. [...]


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Annenberg Learner - Renaissance

Annenberg Learner - Renaissance | Geograpy, History | Scoop.it

Join us as we explore the Renaissance and discover the forces that drove this rebirth in Europe, and in Italy in particular.

 


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Bangkok, Show Case of International Tourism

Bangkok, Show Case of International Tourism | Geograpy, History | Scoop.it

Bangkok is the International hub of tourism with many international airlines offering their Cheap flights to Bangkok.


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Bangkok Districts – Sukhumvit and others - Visiting Thailand | Local knowledge for global travellers.

Bangkok Districts – Sukhumvit and others - Visiting Thailand | Local knowledge for global travellers. | Geograpy, History | Scoop.it
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Italian Renaissance Learning Resources

Italian Renaissance Learning Resources | Geograpy, History | Scoop.it

http://italianrenaissanceresources.com/ is a freely available resource, this site features eight units, each of which explores a different theme in Italian Renaissance art. Researchers and students can explore thematic essays, more than 340 images, 300 glossary items and 42 primary source texts. An invaluable tool for use in the classroom, educators can integrate printable activity guides and discussion questions related to each unit into their course work. This resource is a collaboration between the National Gallery of Art, Washington and Grove Art Online, made possible by the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.


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