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And the winner of this months Owner’s photo competition once again goes to Lionel Pottier, Saint-Hilaire, France
This image was taken in Castiglion d’Orcia and shows one of those many hidden treasures that, if you’re not an avid and curious traveller or keen eyed photographer, you’ll quite likely miss!
This piazzetta (little square) is named after Lorenzo di Pietro, known as “Il Vecchietta” The Italian Sienese School painter, sculptor, goldsmith and architect of the Renaissance.
He is among the artists profiled in Vasari’s Le Vite delle più eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori. It is believed Vecchietta was a pupil of Sassetta, Taddeo di Bartolo and Jacopo della Quercia. Later in his life he was the master of Francesco di Giorgio and Neroccio de’ Landi.


We very much appreciate Lionel’s talent in discovering these hidden gems off the beaten track and sharing them with us – Grazie Lionel.

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