Piazza Pio II, Pienza

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Explore the World Heritage-listed heart of a 15th-century Renaissance town at Piazza Pio II. The town square played a revolutionary role as the first application of the Renaissance Humanist concept of urban design. Pope Pius II's 1459 decision to rebuild Pienza included the addition of this central city square. The concept of the planned "ideal town" would go on to play a significant role in subsequent urban development. The square connects the three ruling powers of the historical city--civic, religious, and trading interests. Take in the architecture, and then stop by a local cafe. Plan to see Piazza Pio II and other attractions that appeal to you using our Pienza trip itinerary maker .
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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful and unique. Amazing tight beautiful little shops for coffee and lunch and great beautiful night with traditional products on the market. Perfect to visit in combination with Montepoyltsiano to tie more beautiful throughout this journey. Nothing's worth your visit.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The city and kept very well there are many parking lots x car. There are many views of interested and a scenic route. The only flaw the dealers are very rude to the Italians and very loving with foreigners
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  • August 14, 2017
    The beauty of this plaza lies not only in the architecture, but also includes the people and the overall ambiance. The people are very friendly and they make a point to say Ciao whether they are busy ...  more »
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  • Go Christmas Eve for the public bonfire-Le Fiacole- and watch Babbo Natale distrubute gifts to the town's children, calling each child by name.
  • Beautiful square, especially at sunset
  • Best little town
  • Carina. In the Middle of the Village.
  • The town of Pienza is considered the embodiment of the Renaissance utopia of the ideal city. Get the recognition of UNESCO in 1996

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