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Piazza Pio II, Pienza

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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 visit Piazza Pio II during your Pienza vacation using our convenient Pienza itinerary maker.
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  • Part of visit Pienza. Total atmosphere of typical Tuscan town. Nice visit for half a day. Beautiful surroundings.
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  • The Piazza is very nice but what makes it even more beautiful are all the little streets that surrounds the Piazza and all of Pienza, the colors of the flowers on their balconies and friendly people e...  more »
  • Half of the things to see in Pienza is concentrated in piazza Pio II. In the evening all the people, including tourists, are found there. It is a living
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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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