Val d’Orcia is likely one of the most photographed valley from Tuscany region – Italy. Its beauty fuses art, landscape and ecosystem in one magnificent geographical space. According to UNESCO, the valley 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 picture. The landscape of the Valley 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. Vitaleta Chapel is a little historical jewel in the dirt road between Pienza and San Quirico d’Orcia. The picture was recorded in late September 2015 during an unforgettable astro-tour along the Italian west coast. It shows the Chapel at night with the Orion constellation rising from the east horizon.
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