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Piazza Pio II

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Address: Pienza, Italy
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Because everything was built at the same time the whole feeling of Pienza is one of harmony. we were pleasantly surprised when we returned to the car park to find a string of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Because everything was built at the same time the whole feeling of Pienza is one of harmony. we were pleasantly surprised when we returned to the car park to find a string of Ferraris on tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Pienza is a lovely small hill town with superb views over the Tuscan landscape. Just past the square is a good museum with as its greatest treasure an early 14th century English cope in what appears to be perfect condition. The fineness & detail in the embroidery is amazing. Pienza has good shops, especially art studios.

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Eye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Pienza appears to be upmarket from some other hilltop towns, such as Montepulciano. There are one or two tourist shops but more with good wine and cheese. Also, the greengrocer where we found excellent salad ingredients and the best cherries that we've ever tasted. The piazza is the centre of town and has glimpses into the distance for the photographer.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

When visiting Pienza, this is the "go to" place. The architecture of the buildings surrounding the square is interesting and the people you see there are equally interesting. The view of the valley below is stunning.

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Hannut, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Very authentic, not too touristic, nice people, nice walking... From an architectural point, really worth doing it, you will find Sienna, but in mini-format. The city is small, so you can combine it (like with did) with another city the same day.

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Here you may find one of the most important places for the Italian renaissance. Where the three power s of the historic city (civic, religious and trading) are closed in an only square, constructed by the pope Pio II (Enea Piccolominy) with its Achitect Bernardo Rossellino. It's just a place to visit, where we may feel the connections between history... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We've been to Pienza many times on day trips. 2014 we remained a week. Piazza Pio II offers a leisurely spot to stop and enjoy people watching.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The town of Pienza is tiny - but this square gives you a great view of the surrounding areas - and it's beautiful! Go there to see the sunrise and sunset. There was bonfire when we were there, and a massive Christmas tree. The town itself is beautiful - definitely worth a visit. There was a panforte throwing competition at... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We went to Pienza on a week long visit to Tuscany. The flat town made it easy to see it all. Gelato shop on the square was very good.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Pienza is so different in the evening, more quiet and contemplative, wonderfully lit at night the Piazza Pio II transports you to the Renaissance when proportion and reason ruled.

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Address: Address: Pienza, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Pienza

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