Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Bicycles of Buonconvento

The wall of Buonconvento towards the Via Cassia.

The medieval town of Buonconvento is most know for an amazing art collection from churches in the region that is housed in the Palazzo Ricci, including works by Duccio, Pietro Lorenzetti and Andrea di Bartolo. It is a great place to see spectacular art without crowds of people. (In fact, it seems we were the only visitors to the Palazzo that afternoon.) The interior of the building itself is something to admire. It was built at the turn of the 20th century and designed by Gino Chierici in a style the Italians call "Stile Liberty" from the Art Nouveau Liberty Department Store in London.

Sadly, photography was not allowed inside the Palazzo, so I have no images of the inside of the building or of the art work. As a substitute, I offer you some pictures of bicycles around the village of Buonconvento.

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