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Historic Centre of the City of Pienza

near Montepulciano, Italy
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Private Tour: Florence to Siena, Montalcino and Val D'Orcia Area
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near Montepulciano, Italy
near Montepulciano, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 28 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
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Pienza is famous for photographers. The small town on a hill, ancient walls and the views to see the tuscan countryside. We were lucky to see an ancient competition of rolling a cheese by young competitors by the duomo. The cheese festival is an annual...More

Thank piriot
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Very rustic , friendly quaint city in the heart of Tuscany . Not overcrowded but with everything you need . The scenery is to die for along the wall , See the rolling hills of Tuscany . You really must stop to spend a few...More

Thank dtdelhi
Reviewed 29 August 2017

After the large scale of Siena and Arezzo, Pienza seemed to us a village rather than a city. Easy to walk around in less than a day, yet not as crowded as other Tuscan towns (at least in early August when we visited). Its UNESCO...More

Thank VoyagerAimerSourire
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I have now visited Pienza 3 times and it never disappoints. Pretty cobbled streets, interesting shops and galleries, gorgeous views, cultural treats, friendky locals....what's not to like.

Thank Ginny G
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Awesome little town with a ton of charm. A must see in Tuscany. Had one of the best pieces of pizza in my life here. A small restaurant with the sweetest tomatoes ever. I am not sure of the name. But, it was right in...More

Thank sam c
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The visitor pays 7 euros for what is described as a guided tour of the palace. But the guide says almost nothing throughout the visit and merely holds up a numbered card at the doorway of each of a dozen rooms and instructs the visitor...More

Thank 186402John
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We actually got lost roaming around here! It was marvelous and incredible... we could have wandered around for days here! Lovely shops, delicious food, and the natives are friendly!

Thank Lydia A
Reviewed 6 May 2017 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....More

Thank Shlomo D
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Lisa B
14 August 2017|
Response from Lydia A | Reviewed this property |
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!