Piazza Pio II

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Piazza Pio II
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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL2,530 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
In this pretty Renaissance town, the central Piazza Pio II is formed by 15th-century buildings like the Pienza Cathedral and Piccolomini Palace - Pope Pius II’s summer residence. The town is famous for its local pecorino sheep's milk cheese and you can smell, taste and buy it at many little stores in the town. In September 2021 that were not that many tourists which was pleasant for us but I’m sure worrying for all the store and restaurant owners.
Written 21 September 2021
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Jake23
New Jersey6,086 contributions
Aug. 2021
The is the main square in Pienza where the church is located along with the town hall. It is worth seeing if you are in town.
Written 6 August 2021
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,697 contributions
Jun. 2021
the square with the cathedral (closed for reconstruction), two palaces and the municipality is the heart of Pienza.
Written 25 June 2021
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,352 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Family
Piazza Pio II is the main square in the old town of Pienza, a Renaissance town in Tuscany Region, in the center of Italy. In fact, this square and the buildings, which surround it are from Renaissance period, because this Pope (Pio II) try to do a real renaissance ideal city. From the square, you can see some important buildings like Duomo (Cathedral) or Palazzo Piccolomini or the town hall. Very nice place.
(See also Il Duomo di Pienza and Palazzo Piccolomini)
Written 19 May 2020
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amy
Fairfield, CT339 contributions
Nov. 2019
Small but lovely hill top town with around the wall walks you can see Tuscany from high top. The city is small and peaceful, we enjoyed our time there and wanted to go back but did not find time
Written 18 November 2019
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westy54
Sydney, Australia6,781 contributions
Jun. 2019
After he was elected Pope, local boy Enea Piccolomini, decided to turn his home town called Corsignano, into an ideal Renaissance town. He did this by having the Florentine architect, Bernardo Rossellino, design a new urban plan for the town, which was renamed Pienza (meaning the "City of Pius"), as well as a number of associated buildings.

The centrepiece of this new urban space was the Piazza Pio II which is surrounded on all four sides by Renaissance buildings largely designed by Rossellino and built in a very short space of time in the late 1450's to the early 1460's. These buildings include the Duomo, the Palazzo PIccolomini, the Palazzo Vescovile and the Palazzo Comunale. There are also some shops that now front the Piazza.

Apart from the surrounding architecture not a great deal to see.
Written 14 October 2019
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,326 contributions
Oct. 2019
Pienza was largely the creation of local boy made good Pope Pius II and this lovely little Piazza is at its heart. The whole village is incredibly touristy but it's certainly worth an hour of your time if you're anywhere near Montepulciano, if only to see what one man's hubris can do. It's interesting from a town-planning perspective and there's, inevitably, a goodly number of tourist-oriented shops if you fancy some retail therapy. Certainly some superb cheese emporiums.
Written 9 October 2019
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Tuxtails
Savannah, GA402 contributions
Aug. 2019
We enjoyed the views, walking to the square, saw where Romeo and Juliet were filmed. Wish we could have spent more time here. Lots of shops and restaurants.
Written 14 August 2019
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John B
Toronto, Canada2,968 contributions
Aug. 2019
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 and Palazzo Vescovile. These are beautiful buildings which have survived through tot he 21st century. However, the Piazza is simply overwhelmed by them making it feel almost claustrophobic.
Written 9 August 2019
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m A
Portland, OR87 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
The shops are small and expensive. The square is okay. Some interesting architecture and some fantastic views. If you had to chose between Pienza and Montepulciano, go to Montepulciano.
Written 23 July 2019
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