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Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, Tuscany

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The "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism" and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Historic Centre of the City of Pienza is one of Tuscany's greatest treasures. It is in this town that Tuscan Renaissance town-planning concepts were originally developed, best exemplified in the trapezoidal Piazza Pio II square and its surrounding buildings. This quaint town has a number of noteworthy early-Renaissance buildings, including the residential Palazzo Piccolomini, the Duomo, and the Palazzo Comunale just opposite. Walk along the town's medieval walls for fantastic views of the Tuscan hillsides. A visit to Historic Centre of the City of Pienza represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Pienza family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Historic centre of Pienza quaint, well maintained, pleasant. Beautiful panoramic promenade over the Val d'Orcia. Just as nice shops and typical products shops.
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  • well preserved historic center, offers a pleasant walk in the lowlands between architectural and typical food and wine shops, including pecorino di pienza and panforte
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  • Pienza is an amazing and cute ancient village, small but something you cannot miss in the area. You should go to its Duomo, visit the main church and the caves in its basement. You should travel aroun...  more »