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Piazza Pio II

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Address: Pienza, Italy
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Some of the best views of the Tuscan valleys.

Beautiful place. Such history and great views of Tuscany; some of my favorite photos of Italy were taken here! There is beautiful Renaissance and Gothic architecture within the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place. Such history and great views of Tuscany; some of my favorite photos of Italy were taken here! There is beautiful Renaissance and Gothic architecture within the piazza with shopping, gelato, and other attractions nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This place earns its reputation as perfect ("ideal") Renaissance city...the view of the piazza from the council chambers of the municipal building is perfect. The newly re-laid pavement looks like it has always been here and the duomo (whose facade is all balance and solid if a bit stolid) provides a strange form of excitement and inspires mild anxiety as... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Most tour books touted Pienza as a 'Must See' in the Val d' Orca region. We arrived on a rainy October afternoon. Parking spaces were hard to find in this Renaissance town whose remodeling was pushed by Pope Pius II until his death in 1464. The present sights were mostly completed in 1564. It is filled with its fair share... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Pienza is a fairytale city that blends the old with the new. It is a beautiful and comfortable place to stroll and this Piazza is a place where one will hear both instruments and children playing.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Wonderfully preserved Medieval / Renaissance architecture and surrounding buildings in Tiny Pienza. Great for admiring while walking, or sitting in the Piazza for a while. You'll be sure to pass through it as you walk the city. ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Incredibly beautiful well proportioned aesthetically pleasing little piazza. Views are stunning. A treat.

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Andalucia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This is the heart of a beautiful old town, and the place is really charming. I happened to go in a day where the Piazza was full of noisy lorries and cranes: they were fixing or installing something, I don´t know, so that it somehow spoiled my experience. In spite of my bad luck that day, I recognise that this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Small quaint village with fantastic views of the Val d' Orca country side. If you like Italian cheeses, you will love the shops which offer a wide variety of cheeses and meats. Well worth a visit if your in the Montechino area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Don't understand all the amazing reviews... It's a piazza just like any other which can be found in almost every small Italian town. Architecture is nice but the hoards of tourist and overpriced restaurants make this an average at best, Do visit if you are in the area but don't go out of your way to find this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Walking around the private house and garden of two popes: what a strange and special experience. A must see if you're in Pienza.

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