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Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini was born in Pienza in 1405. At that time the town was known as Corsignano, but after Piccolomini, a humanist and art enthusiast, became Pope Pius II, he commissioned the Florentine Bernardo Rosselino, a pupil of Alberti, to transform his native town into an “ideal city” built according to Renaissance ideals. In recognition, the citizens of Corsignano changed the town’s name to Pienza, a name inspired by that of the pope.

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  • Square of Pius II (Piazza Pio II) Recommended Recommended

    P.za Pio-II I - 53026 Pienza

    This square was one of the first examples of urban planning and around it are the main monuments of the city, built by the architect Bernardino Rossellino at the request of Pope Pius II. The principle? The conception of such a type of architectural h..

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  • Palazzo Piccolomini Interesting

    P.za Pio-II I - 53026 Pienza

    Much inspired by the Palazzo Rucellai in Florence, this is Rossellino's masterpiece. Inside there is the armoury, the library with early printed books and the Papal chamber with a Baroque bed. If the three sides facing the town are similar and in har..

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  • Diocesan Museum (Museo diocesano) Interesting

    c.so Rossellino 30 I - 53026 Pienza

    It contains paintings from the Siena School (14C-15C), Flemish tapestries and a 14C panel of 48 painted compartments depicting scenes from the life of Christ, as well as an amazing historiated cope, also from the 14C, offered to Pope Pius by an easte..

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Hotels Pienza

  • Hotel Residence San Gregorio

    Via Della Madonnina 4 I - 53026 Pienza

    A former theatre, Hotel Residence San Gregorio is 50 metres from Pienza’s historical centre and near the Val d'Orcia Natural Park. The property offers free Wi-Fi and spacious accommodation. Covered parking is free. The San Gregorio features a large ..

  • Albergo Rutiliano

    Via della Madonnina 18 I - 53026 Pienza

    Just a few steps from Pienza's historic centre and central Via Santa Caterina, Albergo Rutiliano offers free parking and Wi-Fi. It has a garden with small summer pool, deckchairs and parasols. Rooms here are air conditioned and feature satellite TV...

  • Hotel Arca di Pienza

    Via San Gregorio 19 A/B/C I - 53026 Pienza

    Hotel Arca di Pienza offers free parking just 100 metres from the historic centre of Pienza, in the province of Siena. Rooms are individually and classically decorated, and come with free Wi-Fi. Arca di Pienza Hotel features a spacious breakfast ro..

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