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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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  • Beautiful sin the lighting That we say there is almost no corner of the country doesn't allow you to enjoy the beautiful old town in the evening or late at night.
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  • Rich in history is a city built intentionally with the criteria of the ideal city. Interesting story, nice historical centre and especially cheeses from Pienza to try and bring back home!
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  • Beautiful medieval village, over Christmas I found it beautiful. Giant Christmas tree in the main square, the streets are magnificent and decorated for the holidays. Looks like a crib! Scattered here and there, stalls sell local street food, sweets, drinks, beautiful handicrafts and the famous pecorino (so delicious). Braziers scattered here and there allow a "hot" while visiting the Centre (all pedestrian). The scenic walk is magnificent. Well worth a visit!
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