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Historic Centre of the City of Pienza

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Magnificent historical centre of Pienza

In the 15th century Pope Pio II completely renewed the centre of the former village Corsignano and he called it Pianza. He instructed the citizens never to change anything within... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
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Zuid Scharwoude
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

In the 15th century Pope Pio II completely renewed the centre of the former village Corsignano and he called it Pianza. He instructed the citizens never to change anything within the hiostorical centre, which they didn't. That is why the centre is always in the almost medieval shape that Pio II, from the Picolomini family, designed and which architect Rossellino... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Splendid small hilltop town between Montalcino and Montepulciano, which is picturesque to see and is small enough to walk around & explore full. You'll definitely enjoy Pienza. ...

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Long Neck, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

It is a beautiful town at the top of a hill that is easy to get around if a person has some trouble walking. Anything in this part of Italy is amazing, but Pienza is over the top of anything I could ever imagine. Something that will sound weird to some people is the fact that the drinking water- yes,... More 

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

not as busy as Montepulciano so worth a visit. not large so easily walked. great views and lovely atmosphere.

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barnstable
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

If in Tuscany this village is a must. Stayed here at the Hotel Corsignano which was wonderful and was able to walk in and out of the village via a scenic path overlooking the most beautiful of landscapes. Wished I could have stayed longer.

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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Had a wonderful, day in Pienza, a lovely lunch at the Hotel in town and great shopping. The streets are old and narrow with cobblestones, bakeries, cheese shops, restaurants and all kinds of shops.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Pienza is an ideal choice for a hill town with level and fairly flat access for older people or people who find climbing winding streets a real challenge. There is a lot of the town that is flat to access and plenty of fantastic views from every angle and from narrow alleyways, of the stunning surrounding countryside and the Val... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Pienza is at a somewhat smaller scale that other hill towns nearby but is worth the effort to visit. It will be busy as it is in all the guides. Fortunately you can park near the city centre. The views into the surrounding countryside are spectacular. Annually they have a running race through the town, the prize for the winner... More 

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Wetumpka, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We Loved this beautiful Hill town! I would go back there again to explore the quaint shops and wander the village. Everyone was friendly. It was a very pleasant stop on our European Adventure.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

It's a nice and cute Tuscan town centre but not nearly as amazing as the reviews seem to suggest. I have been to a lot of different towns now and many of the historic Italian towns are simply the same. Lots of tourists, plenty overpriced restaurants, a piazza and duomo, a few gelaterias, Tuscan buildings (some better kept than others)... More 

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