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Address: Pienza, Italy
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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... read more

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

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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London, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Pretoria
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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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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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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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