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Historic Centre of the City of Pienza

near Montepulciano, Italy
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Ranked #56 of 1,236 attractions in Tuscany
Type: Historic Sites
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new rochelle
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179 reviews 179 reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Pienza is a beautiful quaint town in the tuscan region of Italy. It's basically a historical town on just one street.... But with what views! From the old wall, you can see the sprawling fields of Tuscany amidst rolling hills. One of the most picturesque towns I've ever been to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

From home tried to plan our hire car trip between Rome and Florence through Tuscany. uncertainty surrounded how difficult to get out of Rome and how far we would get on the first day. we had researched the places we wanted to see ..Montalcino, Montepulciano, San Gimignano, Pienza , Siena, Lucca. We needn't have worried. Car hire from Termini station... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This town is ca. 1.5 hour from Roccastrada and 3 hours from Florence. Anyway, this town is worth to visit. You have to use 1 day for this trip, because there are so many amazing landscape and vineyards you will pass in the valley of Tuscany. You may also take one day in Grossetto and spend the day in the... More

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Sesto Calende, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is the center of the world, You could't say You know what's beauty is until You stayed in Pienza. The true essence of Renaissance, the true essence of Tuscany.

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Gibraltar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This small town is situated half way from Rome to Florence. And it's an ideal place to stop for lunch or even night if you are not in a hurry. The town located on the top of the hill and you will see brilliant views from it's walls. Inside you will find very pleasant medieval town with small squares, cathedral... More

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Florence, Italy
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

If you are used to the larger towns there is a hidden secret here. Everything stone you would want in a tiny gem of a town. So not go away without getting some of the delicious Pecorino. Churches, Shops, restaurants, overviews of beautiful landscapes and many wonderful streets to wander down and look up to see wonderful, wonderful picture perfect... More

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