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Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, Tuscany

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Historic Site
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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  • Pienza is a beautiful city in Val d'Orcia, together with neighboring countries is a tourist destination for both Italian foreign, either. Joined the Unesco World Heritage site since 1996 is ideal for day trips. More than monuments, however fascinating, what I liked the most are the views that you see.
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  • The Chianciano Express mini train stops at the fountain, but it is easy to walk in and stroll around. There are narrow streets, scenic views, churches, cafes, small shops and explanatory boards about ...  more »
  • The historic centre of Pienza is quaint, in the heart of the city you can admire the beautiful town hall and the main church as they arise. Pienza is an ideal city, still conserves a Renaissance village. You can make long walks either in the Centre or outside along a path to the outside the walls where you can see all the Tuscan landscape, you feel immersed in nature and the gaze is lost in the sea green hills of val d'Orcia.
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