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Historic Centre of the City of Pienza

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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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Beautiful town with views and shopping

This is a small historical town. We were there for an hour. Could have stayed longer easily. There are some great views. Shopping is easy as the town is about 10 blocks by three... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shlomo D
Ramla, Israel
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Ramla, Israel
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61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small historical town. We were there for an hour. Could have stayed longer easily. There are some great views. Shopping is easy as the town is about 10 blocks by three. It is known for pecorino cheese and cheese tasting is everywhere. Other shops include leather, ceramics and more. We were very impressed by the Italian leather... More 

Thank Shlomo D
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The Chianciano Express mini train stops at the fountain, but it is easy to walk in and stroll around. There are narrow streets, scenic views, churches, cafes, small shops and explanatory boards about the writer Luigi Pirandello who stayed and set two short stories here.

Thank Maria N
Rome, Italy
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Pienza is an amazing and cute ancient village, small but something you cannot miss in the area. You should go to its Duomo, visit the main church and the caves in its basement. You should travel around the village and get lost in the tiny streets and the small shops it offers. There are good artists selling their works and... More 

Thank Cristiano
Tweed Heads, Australia
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285 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 

Thank Richard A
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 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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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 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.

Thank Alisa S
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127 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 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

Thank Oren M
Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 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 

Thank Astrid1511
Huntly, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 September 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 

Thank James C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 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.

Thank Phil C

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