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Historic Centre of the City of Pienza

near Montepulciano, Italy
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Ranked #45 of 1,342 attractions in Tuscany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Visit Palazzo Piccolomini and buy some delicious Percorino cheese. Fabulous views of the Tuscan countryside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Spend a delightful couple of hours in Pienza, a charming Tuscan town. There are lovely little shops, restaurants, churches, etc. Spend a few hours wandering, eating, drinking and enjoying this little gem. A relaxing and lovely way to spend the day.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Pienza was an early planned community by a Pope who renamed the city piety. The views are incredible and the hotels and restaurants and gelato shops are all an easy walk. Away from tourists, it is awesome. the main square is charming with musicians and strolling couples, a must see and respite from tourists all over Florence. Charm just isn't... More

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Rowlett, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This small, wonderful hill town just gets passed through by most tourists. But it is a gem, with a beautiful small square, good shopping and restaurants and fantastic views from the old town walls

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Renovated under Pope Pius II and a single architect in the late 1500's , Pienza sits on a hill commanding sweeping views of the beautiful Val d'Orcia. The Piccolomini Palace next tot he Duomo is worth a visit, especially the hanging gardens that have one of the most beautiful and harmonious views of the valley framed by stone arches backed... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

In my travels chasing the Roman Empire,in France and Italy, Pienza is almost a perfect early Roman Town,created by the will of a single man and built largely within a period of theree years. Intrigued?... Read on. ..... Its essentially one street,with a stupendous square,the piazza Pioti,at its centre. All the city's religious and civic buildings line its edges,but the... More

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new rochelle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Great place to get some of the fabulous flavors of Italy. We bought some wonderful cheeses and salami. However, the views from the city wall were unbelievable. The wall runs the length of the town, so the views just keep on coming as you walk along. I suggest walking down the center of town to the end, and then walking... More

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Sunderland, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Spent two nights in Pienza in October 2013 when it was 23c. A great place to wander, eat and drink. Wonderful views from the outer path and a good base for the local villages.

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Kronberg im Taunus, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Raffaella Zurlo, a very sweet, young lady, creates new practical things out of used material. Her imagination is definitely beyond mine. Visit her shop - and you will find the charming core of Italy in the jewel town of Pienza.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

It was one of the best place that we stayed in Italy. Very relaxing, not many tourist. Definitively worth a visit.

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