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Address: Pienza, Italy
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What a place!

Very historic square with Palazzo Piccolomini and the cathedral right in the center of Pienza. Beautiful place! Do not miss it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Very historic square with Palazzo Piccolomini and the cathedral right in the center of Pienza. Beautiful place! Do not miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Take a seat under the arches, away from the Sun, preferably with a drink or a panino, and just relax. Peaceful, balanced piazza. Just 3 buildings to admire, but what buildings!

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Uxbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We arrived early (9:20am) at Pienza and the entire centre of the town is a medieval delight. Beautiful doors adorned with baskets of flowers are everywhere, and compared to the more populous places like Siena, this is a place you can sit, relax, and enjoy your favorite coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Welcome back to medioeval time!!!! They just redine the pavement of the squadre and it looks perfetto and like original This place is magical and i'll be back very soon!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

When visiting Pienza this is the place, very beautiful and authentic piazza!! Impossible to miss it!! The square was built for Pope Pio II in 1459/62

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

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