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Historic Centre of the City of Pienza

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Reviewed 22 February 2007

My fiance and I visited Pienza in August 2006 whilst staying with friends in the little village of Goiella. Pienza is stunning! It is everything you imagine an italian village to be - narrow streets, beautiful buildings and friendly people. There are wonderful cheese shops...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I traveled with my wife. I honestly found all historical cities in Tuscany very similar. That is, if you saw one of it you did know them all. However, blogs say extremely wonderful things about it so we seek to visit them all. Honestly ......More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pienza is less known than some other Tuscan hill towns, which is not necessary a bad thing, because it is less crowded than Montalcino or Montepulciano. It is, actually, a very pretty town, with great architecture and excellent shops for buying some local products, a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to drive to Pienza from where we were staying just outside Cortona. Firstly the drive as you go through the Montepulciano region was absolutely stunning. We stopped to take many pictures and noticed how many opportunities there were to try wine tasting in...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 13 October 2018

It was one of the less crowded towns we visited and it is beautiful and worth a visit. There are nice small shops where you can purchase local food and wine. The views of the countryside are outstanding. Parking can be a bit of a...More

1  Thank luvroma2
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous little, old historic town on top of a hill. Smaller than Sienna and Montepulciano, but very pretty. The city center is well preserved and clean. Very interesting element of the city is the level of detail in the architecture (doors, walls, windows, balconies, etc.)...More

Thank Joepvth
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Every time we visit Pienza, it is prettier. More flowers everywhere, and new tasteful shops have opened. The town is very neat and tidy; clearly the Pienzans take great pride in their home. If you like to see effective use of flowers (in a climate...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2018

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
Reviewed 17 July 2018 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

1  Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 4 July 2018

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

1  Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 28 June 2018

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

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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!