Things to see and do - Pienza
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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.
Tourist attractions Pienza : Things to see and do
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..
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..
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..
Corso Il Rossellino 26 I - 53026 Pienza
How many people can say they’ve stayed in a 15th-century convent? You can if you book Relais Chiostro di Pienza, a charming hotel set right in the heart of Pienza. Set just 100 metres from Pienza’s cathedral, this historic hotel has its own well-kep..
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...
Via Di Circonvallazione 7 I - 53026 Pienza
Prix Prices from : 89 €
Only 150 metres from the centre of Pienza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Piccolo Hotel La Valle offers a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the Val D'Orcia valley, where you can enjoy breakfast. The hotel is a rustic building made of bricks and..
via della Madonnina 4 I - 53026 Pienza
This classic-style restaurant is named after the small square that it overlooks. It offers an attractive outdoor dining area and a wide choice of dishes for hotel guests and non-residents alike. Traditional Tuscan cuisine takes pride of place.
via del Piano 2 I - 53026 Monticchiello
The name gives it away: this friendly, informal restaurant is located at the gate of the picturesque village of Montichiella. There is a terrace with a view.
via della Madonnina 11 I - 53026 Pienza
corso Rossellino 26 I - 53026 Pienza
Excellent cuisine and stunning scenery combine in this restaurant to provide one of the best dining experiences in the Orcia valley. Come here in summer to enjoy the picture-postcard views from the delightful terrace. The menu focuses on specialities..