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Historic Centre of the City of Pienza

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Address: near Montepulciano, Italy

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If you are driving through Tuscany you will be well served to stop at Pienza. This little town has stunning views of the Val d 'Orcia , quaint shops on the narrow cobbled streets... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you are driving through Tuscany you will be well served to stop at Pienza. This little town has stunning views of the Val d 'Orcia , quaint shops on the narrow cobbled streets and a lovely Duomo. This is a great place to stroll around (mostly flat) just enjoying the Tuscan sunshine. Many opportunities to purchase some very good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Pienza,Tuscany Italy is heaven on earth. The food, people,atmosphere,scenery,shopping,are a true Tuscan experience.Relaxing and Delicious,a day,a couple of nights very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

First day out in Tuscany brought us to this charming little hill town. As we look back, it certainly was one of our honeymoon favorites. Plenty of nooks and crannies to explore, shops, restaurants, piazza, and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Easy walking, friendly residents, beautiful memories. If you are touring Val d' Orca, this must be a stop.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Pienza is a lovely little picturesque town to spend a morning or afternoon. I enjoyed wandering along the narrow little lanes, browsing interesting shops, listening to talented buskers at the squares, the Ristoranti and Caffes and the gorgeous view over the Val d' Orca for taking photos. It is well worth a visit. The weather was beautiful in October but... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Delightful little town with outstanding architecture and nice shops. The pecorino cheese is not to be missed. Try some of the really old aged varieties.

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Gothenburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Pienza is a special town, constructed by the pope Pius II, who wanted to create an ideal renaissance town of his home village. Unfortunately he only managed to accomplish the buildings around the piazza.But this i interesting and has a grand historic and architectonic value, even if Pienza can't be compared with Sabbioneta, where the whole town is built from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I loved every moment of this ideal place. People were kind and the surrounding areas were lovely. We stayed for two nights and used the town as a base. It was a good idea, as we were able to see more of the Val d'Orcia and then come back to Pienza at night. There was a walking trail that went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We liked the Great views, restaurants, history and ambiance. It was so easy to get to and filled with all that we loved

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We took the Tuscany “ in-one-day tour” from Rome. In our visit to Pienza, the panoramic view from the wall’s walkway was the highlight for me. The local market stalls were on display. We had less than half an hour to explore this compact hamlet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

In 1458 Pope Pius II, the diplomat, humanist poet and Renaissance pope commissioned the famous architect Bernardo Rossellini to design the ideal town as a papal retreat. Pius' hometown of Corsignano was razed and recreated as Pienza the town that has survived the centuries almost untouched. This Tuscan hill town sited on a high bluff overlooking the Orcia Valley lacks... More 

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