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Historic Centre of the City of Pienza

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Really very pretty

We visited late morning in mid morning and really struggled to park. Once we had driven round a few times we got parked and walked up to the town. The town is stunning very very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We visited late morning in mid morning and really struggled to park. Once we had driven round a few times we got parked and walked up to the town. The town is stunning very very pretty. Just how I imagine this part of Tuscany. The cheese that this town is famous for is very very good - there are lots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We drove from Siena to Pienza in the morning thru Tuscany drive ( there are 3 routs so ask the hotel guy they will guide you which rout to take as I forgot the rout - most probably it was SS 73 - most of the times the hotel has a printed map which is very helpful ) Pienza is... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Piazza Pio, the centre of this small hilltop town, has been called "the perfect square". Named after Pope Pius 11, who was born here and who was determined to elevate his simple village, it contains all the most important buildings : the Cathedral, the Bishops Palace, Palazzo Piccolomini and the town hall. There is a nice view over the valley... More 

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Uxbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had a morning to visit Pienza and it is one of the prettiest towns we saw in Italy. The local cheese was beyond outstanding - maybe the best I have ever tasted. Cute stores and a great town square. Do not miss this town.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Travelers to Tuscany should make an effort to visit this precious hamlet, which is south of Siena. The city is known for pecorino cheese and its beautiful architecture.

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Brunswick, ME
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This was one of my favorite places to visit and wander the streets of Pienza, wonderful restaurants, views of Tuscany and great sunsets. We stayed a week and we could have stayed longer. The only draw back is it is not reachable by the train system -- you need a car, or be on a tour. Yet many hill towns... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Pienza is a beautiful little village, well worth a trip. Walk to the end of the main street and eat at Latte de Luna, you won't regret it!

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you are looking for the perfect little quintessential Tuscany town then this is it. When we visited they were filming a commercial and had "extras" all over the town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Dot miss the opportunity to stop at Pienza - it is a very charming medieval town, very small with lots of parking spaces, it has it's character and nice restaurants. Also it has history and nice views of Tuscany from town's walls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The town and the people are Tuscany at its finest. You can spend a couple of hours relaxing in this magnificent setting,or move there forever! There is fantastic food,wine, shopping and what else do you need,except someone special to spend the experience with

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