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All reviews focal point visit pienza beautiful cathedral surrounding countryside perfect place val d' orcia unesco heritage site city hall the main square pio ii architecture renaissance tuscany valley panforte village
The main square in Pienza is Piazza Pio II. It Is surrounded by the Duomo and what was once Pope Pius II’s family home. Behind the Duomo are beautiful views of the Tuscan countryside. Great place to sit and watch the people go by.
Also, best show in town between December 26-30: Gioco Del Panforte that involves grown men throwing a fruitcake (panforte) on tables in front of city hall. Game is too serious and rules too complicated for a review. Just come and see.
It was a beautiful day to visit this piazza , the Duomo & Labrynith under the church. Work is being done to keep the church from falling down. Just outside the Piazza area are some spectactular scenic photo op areas to take some Tuscan rolling...More
We found our way up to this piazza to find a charming Christmas market. It was a nice surprises. Lots of venders selling Christmas items as well as warm beverages and food. It was a charming experience in the fog.
Pope Pius II, who was born as Enea Piccolomini, inaugurated in the 15th century an unusual urban project and refurbished his home town of Corsignano in an effort to build “an ideal city”, a perfect city planned according to the precise astronomical and mathematical laws....More
We called in to Pienza in late September 2018. It wasn’t crowded and as well as a magnificent view out over the fields from the walls of the town, there were some lovely little shops in the Main Street.
After seeing many Piazza's in Italy, this one is one of the same. It's a small place but many people gather here all the time. There are great views from either side of the church of the Tuscany country side. Sometimes at night they have...More