18 days in Pienza Itinerary

18 days in Pienza Itinerary

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Pienza ©
Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. Get out of town with these interesting Pienza side-trips: Castelnuovo dell'Abate (Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona & Abbazia di Sant'Antimo), Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia) and Asciano (Crete Senesi & Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Giardino dei Tarocchi, do a tasting at Decugnano dei Barbi, admire the striking features of Duomo di Orvieto, and contemplate the long history of Pozzo di San Patrizio.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pienza trip planner.

If you are flying in from Latvia, the closest major aiports are Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport, Peretola Airport and Pisa International Airport. September in Pienza sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pienza

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Side Trips

Montalcino, Montepulciano, Cortona, Orvieto, Radda in Chianti
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Giardino dei Tarocchi ©
Giardino dei Tarocchi
Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino
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Piazza Pio II