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Historic Centre of the City of Pienza

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Address: near Montepulciano, Italy
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Private Tour: Florence to Siena, Montalcino and Val D'Orcia Area
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UNESCO World Heritage Site!!

Pienza is known as the "Ideal City". It looks like a Tuscan painting complete with a walking path around it. It was easy to find parking and we had a very large van!! It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Fredericton, Canada
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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pienza is known as the "Ideal City". It looks like a Tuscan painting complete with a walking path around it. It was easy to find parking and we had a very large van!! It was relaxing strolling the streets and taking in the charm of this small town. We stopped for pizza at Pummaro and had a gelato at the... More 

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Huntly, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely a place to visit whether by bus tour or car. There were approx 7 bus loads as well as numerous cars when we visited, we were still able to tour the town with a push chair, without feeling that it was too crammed. It had an amazing feel about the place, there has been a lot of... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came to Pienza having done almost no research. It is lovely. Lonely Planet would have you believe it is jam packed with tourists and is not very complimentary. We loved it. Beautiful Renaissance town. Some tourists for sure but not heaving and once you get off the main street it is really quiet. Well worth a visit.

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Very nice Tuscan village, close to Montepulciano. You can leave your car close to the historic center and stroll down its tiny streets. Relaxing atmosphere, ideal to spend 2-3 hours there.

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Tehran, Iran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

One of the best , beautiful city . Like a painting just beautiful . Kind of city that i cant forget , there is something about it some sort of charm that makes this ciry really special .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Stone streets with lots of care. Amazing views from the valey. Really recomendable between Montalcino and Montepulciano.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

This historic town is a must do when you are in the neighborhood of Siena. Nice historic center, spectacular views of the Orcia valley. You can visit a former palazzo of the pope, who had his residency here in Pienza. Also nice cheese shops.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Recently visited this small, very quaint unesco city of Pienza. Compared to Montalpuciano, this city is very easy to walk, without significant gradient elevations. There are nice restaurants with lots of gelato ice cream outlets. The shopping is quite interesting, especially Th e little leather shop where the owner makes hand made leather goods. His leather belts are beautiful. I... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by Pienza, it was clan and well presented with lots of flower pots, an amazing array of shops some selling very good products and very scenic. We had a comfortable couple of hours wandering around poking into alleys and shops and came away with good memories. A lovely place to stop while touring Tuscany.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This area is all about the wine! So many shops, so many brands, how to even chose what to taste! Lovely little town. You walk from one side to the other in no time. Then go all around and then in an out the little streets. Buy cheese!

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