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Historic Centre of the City of Pienza

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Private Tour: Florence to Siena, Montalcino and Val D'Orcia Area
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Very nice historic town with spectacular view

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Mechelen, Belgium
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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to many Toscana towns , here is the best place to be . its a small pretty town with less tourist . especially I loved the night , after all day visitor left . The town gets quieter . it has got an amazing view from the city wall you can see beautiful Orcia valley . there... More 

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Dallas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unless you're a shopper for leather goods, ceramics or cheese, this town is really not of much interest. The piazza is TINY and you can see the whole town in no time. Maybe I've seen too many Tuscan villages, but this is nothing special. The tour of the Palazzo Piccolomini is the most interesting site since the cathedral is mostly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are near, this is a good town to walk around and enjoy. It won't take you more than half-day. Many local stores with delicatessen and porcino cheese.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We called at Pienza on our way to somewhere else but the town was so beautiful we stayed all morning! It's has typical Tuscan charm and is one of the prettiest towns I have ever visited. It's well worth a morning out just to wonder round the narrow streets, take in the stunning architecture, browse in the traditional shops and... More 

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Park Ridge, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Pienza is a typical Tuscan town. It is picturesque. There is not a great amout to see and do. It is well combined with a couple of other Tuscan towns like San Quirico d' Orcia and Montepulciano which can all be done in a day.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Pienza is a lovely town to visit in Tuscany area, though there is only a few bus runs to it. You can't miss their cheese and sausages!

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