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Pope Pius II hailed from Pienza and after becoming Pope he wished to remake his hometown into something of an early Renaissance Disneyland. He did manage to get three buildings constructed - the Palazzo Piccolomini (where Zeffirelli filmed part of Romeo and Juliet), the Duomo...More
We loved Pienza and this square was its heart, home to the Duomo, the Piccolomini Palace, Palazza Communale (City Hall), and the Bishop's Palace. The view of the Val d'Orcia from the view terrace leading off of the piazza was phenomenal.
If you walk down the main artery in Pienza, the Corso Rosselino, you will run into the Piazza Pio II. Named after Pope Pius II, this piazza contains most of the main structures in Pienza--- the Duomo, city hall (Palazzo Communale), Palazzo Piccolomini and the...More
Pienza, the ideal city and the first Renaissance city, has been the UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996. Piazza Pio II is the heart of the whole city and all the main sights, Palazzo Piccolomini, The Duomo and town hall are situated here. The square...More
Title says it all. Pienza is lovely. On the square you have the Cathedral (got to be the smallest cathedral town in Italy!), the monastery (now a hotel, but you can go in), the Piccolomini Palace (stunning) and the town hall. You all getvstunning views...More
Even to shelter for 20 minutes on a wet day, and even though it costs only EU7, one wonders whether the experience of being marched around a historic palace by a grumpy ‘member of staff’ merely shouting numbers to be entered into the handheld audio...More