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Piazza Pio II

Pienza, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Pienza
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A picture postcard town, very nice views and worth popping to if you're in the area! We parked easily [and for free] - had a nice snack in the square and great views: another church on top of a hill: how did they construct them???

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Pienza is a gem of a town. Stayed at Agriturismo Cretaiole. Extraordinary hosts. Dream of going back. Romantic Beautiful Soulful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

May or June are the months to visits Tuscany. This beautiful part of the world offers so much beauty and Piazza PIO is one of them. Full of History, attractive buildings and superb view. Highly recommended.

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Kitchener
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This unbelievable piazza is reflective of humanist principles and a masterpiece of design of the period. Breathtaking!

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Zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The Piazza Pio II boasts an amazing ensemble of buildings that would grace a major city, and yet Pienza is a very small hill-top town. Its renaissance cathedral and various palazzi - particularly the Palazzo Piccolomini - form a harmonious whole, but ideally need more space to show themselves off. The guided tours of the Palazzo Piccolomini are a must... More

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New York City, New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Pienza is a delight to visit. Among the hilltop towns of Tuscany, for me this one felt like it had the most character, being small enough to be manageable, yet large enough to be interesting. What is most striking besides the architecture typical of this type of Tuscan town, is the notable presence of floral plantings everywhere. The town is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We visited Pienza over the new year and were so lucky to have experienced a town party here! Fire lanterns scattered the night sky over the Duomo & everyone here really knows how to part-ay! Wonderful memories here...be sure to eat at Trattoria Latte Di Luna about 50m down the pathway.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Instead of going by car, we arrived on foot from our nearby accommodation. As the town is situated on a hill, it's a nice walk providing you a fantastic overview across the surrounding landscape. We could easily imagine, that Pienza is very crowded with tourists during summer, but in Autumn, it was just relaxing. Grabbing an ice cream somewhere and... More

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Searcy, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Absolutely breathtaking village in Tuscany. The shops, the views, the Piazza and all of the historical buildings make for a very relaxed environment. The views are post card and portrait scenes. If I could find a job in this town I would move my family there. Very relzxing after the hustle and bustle of Rome and Florence.

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Warwick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Beautiful, historic hill town, lovely shops , just a nice size to wander around, students busking glorious music ( flute and guitar), gelati to fortify you.My new leather gloves fro the UK winter!

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