3 days in Pienza Itinerary

3 days in Pienza Itinerary

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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. E-Bike Tuscany has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pienza: Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto), Castelnuovo dell'Abate (Abbazia di Sant'Antimo & Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piazza Pio II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Francesco, admire the striking features of Palazzo Comunale di Pienza, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral.

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If you are flying in from Japan, the closest major airports are Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport, Peretola Airport and Pisa International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Pienza can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pienza

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Montalcino, Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio
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E-Bike Tuscany ©
E-Bike Tuscany
Piazza Pio II ©
Piazza Pio II
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona ©
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona