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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  • I'm a bit piazzaed out after 7weeks in Italy. It is pretty, but small. This was part of the big plan of planned community by Pope Pius II  more »
  • Pienza is an example of architectural beauty built by Pope Pius II who wished they had implemented the ideal Renaissance City. The square and the whole village is really to visit as well as the duomo and the palazzo Piccolomini. Go there and you won't be disappointed, even gastronomic attractions that are not lacking
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  • Located in the Centre of Pienza takes its name from Pope Silvio Piccolomini, trapezoidal overlook it the Cathedral of the Assunta, Palazzo Piccolomini, Palazzo Borgia and the Town Hall. Just off the square there is a belvedere with a beautiful view of the Val d'Orcia. To access by car you must use one of the parking lots outside the walls. Recommended for a visit.
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  • Timeless beauty of Tuscany's towns. No photo would reflect its unique atmosphere and historic and artistic allure. Superb in any season.
  • We were like in a dream, it’s the most elegant dreamy place on earth. Pienza is our favorite place 🇮🇹❤️🇮🇹❤️
  • One of the most important and beautiful place in the whole world. There are no words: you just have to experience it!
  • Nice square. But small compared to other towns we've seen in Italy
  • Nice piazza. But mostly many tourists

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