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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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful village worth visiting. And don't miss the chance to taste the famous cheese!
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  • August 15, 2017
    I have now visited Pienza 3 times and it never disappoints. Pretty cobbled streets, interesting shops and galleries, gorgeous views, cultural treats, friendky locals....what's not to like.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Pienza is a beautiful city and very nice to meet you, enjoy walking and lost its streets, notice the beautiful palaces and small squares. The panomarama of the Val d'Orcia from Pienza and unmissable.
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