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Piazza Pio II

Pienza, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Pienza
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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San Francisco, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Pretoria
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71 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Pienza is a great example of the hill towns of Tuscany, with Piazza Pio II at its heart. We were there during the Cheese Festival in September and the piazza was the focal point of the events. On one night there was local dancing and on the morning we left the annual “cheese rolling” completion. If in Tuscany Pienza is... More

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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217 reviews 217 reviews
113 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Pienza is not large and Piazza Pio II is easily found. Parking (public lot with pay at the machine) is close by, perhaps 250 m. Pienza is a bit different than most hill towns as the old town itself is relatively flat and is very easily walkable. Piazza Pio II was roped off when we got to Pienza in the... More

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Oslo, Norway
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71 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This square is where many pedestrian streets filled with artisans shops and local produce (including a choice of local delicacies) meet. It hides an amazing walk on the ancient city walls with a wonderful view (when facing the cathedral go left and then like my review ;-))

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West Coast, Ooh, Ess, Ahh
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88 reviews 88 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Pienza is a wonderful walled Renaissance hill town overlooking the wonderful Val D' Orcia. Pienza is a living, functioning Tuscan town not just a tourist destination. The heart of the town is the Piazza Pio II named for the patron Pope Pius II who commissioned the cathedral and incentivized his cardinals to build Pallazo's and build out the city. The... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Nice and friendly little town, with a quite moderate, but beautiful cathedral. The other buildings like the town hall are also definitely worth a visit. The view from the monastery garden (next to the church of San Francesco) is breathtaking!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Pienza is a little gem of a town and everything is brought together on the picturesque Piazza Pio II.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Charming little city with fantastic views of the Tuscan countryside. Walk down the Via Della Fortuna for good fortune and down the Via Del'Amore for love! Taste the different kinds of pecorino cheeses - so delicious!

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Bangalore
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited 4 places in Italy and the Tuscan views from Pienza is unlike any other experience in the world...the cobbled streets, the knickknacks and delicious aroma of pasta and pizzas...you should spend time in Pienza to get a heavenly feel of Tuscany and its worth every moment. Dont forget to try Pizza/pasta while you are there and definitely buy... More

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Hampshire
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38 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Pienza is a lovely little town perched on the hilltop with superb views of the surrounding countryside and this piazza is perfectly designed with a mixture of buildings including the town hall, the church, the pope's palace and views out to the fields beyond. There is also the traditional well and a great little to cafe to relax, enjoy a... More

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