30 September, 2010

Over the Cypresses

A fantastic sunrise in Valdorcia near San Quirico d'Orcia

Over the Cypresses

A fantastic sunrise in Valdorcia near San Quirico d'Orcia

29 September, 2010

Infinity Boulevard in Tuscany

an infinite driveway ornated by cypresses in Tuscany

28 September, 2010

Monticchiello, playing hide and seek with clouds

Monticchiello, a very scenic road ornated with cipresses, a joy for the eyes.

Monticchiello, una strada molto panoramica ornata di cipressi, una gioia per gli occhi.

27 September, 2010

Dont Lose Your Head in Valdorcia

Attenti a non perdere la testa in Valdorcia!

26 September, 2010

Golden Vitaleta

Vitaleta, una bellissima chiesetta vicino Pienza, le nuvole si sono aperte un attimo e click ho scattato.

Broken Guitar String (Ponte Vecchio Edition) in Florence

So many things happen in a moment. Ponte Vecchio - Firenze

25 September, 2010

Valdorcia Land Colors

I colori della terra in Valdorcia

Sun at the Gates in Valdorcia

Il Sole alle porte, un alba meravigliosa in Valdorcia.

I hate Hunters too

Indeed, I hate hunters too

24 September, 2010

Too Good to Be True in Valdorcia

Un bellissimo casale vicino Monticchiello - Toscana

23 September, 2010

On The Road ... in Tuscany

On the road between Asciano and Siena.

21 September, 2010

Between Heaven and Earth

A very scenic spot between Montalcino and San Quirico d'Orcia - Italy

20 September, 2010

Its All About Attitude

La sindrome di Stendhal colpisce in maniera diversa le persone ...
a San Gimignano

I Lunghi

I Lunghi, originally uploaded by ! . © Angela Lobefaro . !.

dedicata a chi so io ...

I Lunghi

I Lunghi, originally uploaded by ! . © Angela Lobefaro . !.

dedicata a chi so io ...

19 September, 2010

Valdorcia Archipelago

It really looks like an island to me. Enjoy

18 September, 2010

Welcome to The Inner Ring

An hidden cypress wood on the road from San Quirico to Montalcino. A beauty

Beautiful Womens' Road CLOSED

Very funny... to me

Via della Belle Donne Chiusa

At the Bar with Blair

How to kill time when you are with a gorgeous blonde in Italy!

17 September, 2010

Primus Inter Pares

il primo tra eguali, una figura sicuramente scomoda ...

They flowed over the Mountains, They went down into the Valleys

Ombre meravigliose come fiumi di inchiostro nero - Toscana 2010

16 September, 2010

Here Be Dragons

Seen by a panoramic spot in Pienza - Tuscany - Italy

15 September, 2010

Light Conquers All

A wonderful sunrise in the Orcia Valley - Tuscany - Italy

14 September, 2010

Rainbow Struck

Rainbow Struck, originally uploaded by ! . © Angela Lobefaro . !.

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Thanks again to Mauro855 for helping us to discover the beauties of Val d'Orcia.

Val d'Orcia*
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Typical landscape of the Val d’Orcia
State Party Italy
Type Cultural
Criteria iv, vi
Reference 1026
Region** Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 2004 (28th Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
** Region as classified by UNESCO.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Val d'Orcia

The Val d’Orcia, or Valdorcia, is a region of Tuscany, central Italy, which extends from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata. It is characterised by gentle, carefully-cultivated hills occasionally broken by gullies and by picturesque towns and villages such as Pienza (rebuilt as an “ideal town” in the 15th century under the patronage of Pope Pius II), Radicofani (home to the notorious brigand-hero Ghino di Tacco) and Montalcino (the Brunello di Montalcino is counted among the most prestigious of Italian wines). It is a landscape which has become familiar through its depiction in works of art from the Renaissance painting to the modern photograph.

In 2004 the Val d’Orcia was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites under these criteria:

* Criterion (iv): The Val d’Orcia 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 pictures.
* Criterion (vi): The landscape of the Val d’Orcia was celebrated by painters from the Scuola Senese, 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.

thanks to Wikipedia

01 September, 2010

Free Your Dreams

liberamente ispirata a delle foto analogiche con doppia esposizione.

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Purple Lava

Purple Lava, originally uploaded by ! . © Angela Lobefaro . !.

Provence, France