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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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  • You usually don't ever thinks of a small province such a slice of heaven for the Centre of Pienza is precisely that: an oasis of small streets filled with craft shops and typical products that make the colourful town centre which in 1996 was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. A wonderful village in the Val d'Orcia where you can buy products of Italian excellence at prices and enjoy the peace of the Val d'Orcia from above!
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  • Is the ideal city for those who want to relax and escape the stress. It offers lovely views and a cosy old town for lovers of culture.
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  • Will be trivial but wander in Central Pieza is really wonderful, the village is immaculately maintained, beautiful monuments, typical products, spectacular views of the val d'Orcia. Beautiful
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