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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
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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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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West Coast, Ooh, Ess, Ahh
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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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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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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
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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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18 helpful votes 18 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Best coffee by far....staff smiley and friendly even after serving the North American contingent...man those people just don't get it!!....worth a stop for a quick coffee and panini and to savour the relaxing atmosphere

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UK
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Cost 7 euros adults guided tour last 30 minutes with time after to explore the gardens . The building is wonderful

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