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Piazza Pio II

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Address: Pienza, Italy
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Since the 1400s, this has been one Pope’s Dream

Perched upon a hill, Pienza is clean and quaint—and on our day, quite quiet. We drove there from our base in Montepulciano. This hilltop community is famous for its group of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 November 2016
Roseville, California
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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Perched upon a hill, Pienza is clean and quaint—and on our day, quite quiet. We drove there from our base in Montepulciano. This hilltop community is famous for its group of amazing and harmonious buildings—all built by a wealthy man who would later become a Pope. The piazza is a smallish square, but eloquently designed. The lovely central square is... More 

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Split, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Apart from beautiful city centre, there are plenty of small shops where one can buy marvelous pecorino cheese (typical for this region), with so many different flavours. Also, don't miss a walk through Via dell' amore, or Via del bacio: you'll get to a lovely street with breathtaking view.

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Hadera, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

we love to walked in the streets of Pianza, it's nice old city, if you have short time don't miss pianza, outside of the main street there is fantastic panorama of all the area.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Amazing! What was able to build and construct in ancient times, when you come here and imagine that people 50 hundred years ago were able to architect such buildings. In fact, I recommend to come here during the night - looks really special, with no crouds of tourists walking around.

Thank DmitryStPetersburg
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I had only one hour to visit Pienza, because i was in a Tour, which included other 2 towns and 2 wine degustations. So, I walked a little bit, tasted some Pecorino Cheese, which is a must-do there, and I stayed a little in the Piazza, that looks very attractive to me.

Thank OlgaDenise
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Pienza is famous for pecorino cheese and being a medieval town. Perched upon a hill, it is very clean and quaint. Only 12km from Montepulciano, perfect place for a stroll and a lunch.

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Pienza was one of my favourite little towns in Tuscany. Piazza Pio ll is small and surrounded by beautiful buildings. On one side you have the Cathedral with it's travertine facade. In front of the Piccolomini Palace is a well with the coat of arms of the royal family. On the left of the cathedral is the Palasso Borgio which... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Pieneza, Italy is my favorite famous little town to visit. I absolutely loved all the history, the duomo, the views from the back side of the shops, the people and how well preserved it is.

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Esslingen am Neckar, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Piazzo Pio II is one of the famous town squares in Italy and a product of the genius of Renaissance. Sitting down there, looking to the people, eating an ice cream or a porchetta. Perfect!

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Kings Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

You can't believe you are standing in a location so exceptional and historic, yet accessible and well preserved. Just walk the ways, stop for a coffee or wine and watch the beautiful people go by, buy a wheel of cheese after tasting many, and bring home the most beautiful linen textiles you have ever seen.

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