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Historic Centre of the City of Pienza

near Montepulciano, Italy
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near Montepulciano, Italy
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"pope pius ii"
in 9 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 6 reviews
"pecorino cheese"
in 7 reviews
"stayed longer"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful renaissance"
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"small town"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful town"
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"renaissance city"
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"historical center"
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"the main square"
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"lovely shops"
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"wonderful location"
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"walk around"
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"rolling hills of tuscany"
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"tuscan towns"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I must be missing something as to why this is a Unesco Cultural Heritage City. Apart from the glorious view south across the Val d'Orcia from the city walls Pienza has very few redeeming features for me. The car parking is a nightmare and very...More

Thank Essex123
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was our second visit to Pienza after 10 years break. Well, challenging parking closer to the walls, but we found a very nice parking spot on a quiet residential street, 5 minutes walk from the “passeggiata”. The views from the passeggiata are simply unbelievable......More

Thank Noraatc
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pienza was a beautiful city ontop of the rolling hills of Tuscany. It was by far the most stunning city I saw during my time in Tuscany with amazing views of the beautiful surrounding landscape. Pienza was very quite and untouristy so you could really...More

Thank Stuart M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a sweet little town between two famous destinations of Toscana. Old and new towns are at the same level and this is not common in this region. The old town is a small area but it has a nice view. Actually it is...More

Thank SarpedonfromLycia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The city of Pienza is awarded Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. It is a typical renaissance city. It became famous when the Pope Pius II asked his architect to construct a cathedral in Pienza in honor of the Pope, and the whole city is shape as...More

Thank Lars M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small town is a gem of tuscany. It is situated between the famous towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino and has one of the best views on Val d'orcian landscape. the town is not crowded and you can easily walk in the historic centre. Do...More

Thank Elene T
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Not just another lovely town on top of a hill, with splendid views of Val d'Orcia. Piazza Pius II Piccolomini has remained untouched since it was built in 1469; the streets of the historic centre have also retained their original and unspoiled character. For lover...More

Thank MaGr19
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

It’s a small town in the wonderful location of Val d’Orcia worth to be seen. The Cathedral and it’s square are very nice and a lot of beautiful palaces are in the surroundings, very nice, too. Probably it could be better when not a lot...More

2  Thank Pinko07
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

The tiny historical center of Pienza is an excellent example of the ideas of Renaissance in urbanism. The main square, surrounded by the Cathedral, the Piccolomini Palace, the Bishop Palace and the Public Palace is a masterpiece in its proportions. But the whole historical center...More

Thank JuanLuisBuenosAires
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Real beauty where they could film Romeo and Juliet without changing anything. Most streets are nicely maintained without spoiling the historical heritage.

Thank Gyorgy R
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Yes , they were when we were there! I think their holidays and festivals may affect this though.. so, check if any of these line up with your dates!
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