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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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Fascinating historical small town

We spent five nights in the quaint UNESCO city of Pienza, using it as a base for visiting other locations in Tuscany. The historical centre of Pienza is fascinating. Its one main... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent five nights in the quaint UNESCO city of Pienza, using it as a base for visiting other locations in Tuscany. The historical centre of Pienza is fascinating. Its one main street has numerous alleyways leading off both sides. One side leads to the city walls where pleasant views of the Tuscan countryside can be seen. A slow walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We need just simple things like glass of vino or simple sandwich or just icecream and we were happy. View on tuscany val d orcia ,sun ,cloud , does not metter. We are in love with tuscany. We selebrate there our love

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Old town of Pienza is really small, just one main street and very crowded. If you need to buy souvenirs do it here. Plenty of places with cool pottery, wine, cheese shops. A tip- people don't really speak English. Bring a dictionary.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Nothing special. Not really worth the stop. Consider it as a tourist trap. South of pienza is a giant oak considered to be thousand years old. This is worth a stop

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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