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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..

  • 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..

  • 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 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..

  • Relais Il Chiostro Di Pienza Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Corso Il Rossellino 26 I - 53026 Pienza

    Prix Prices from : 95 €

    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..

  • Piccolo Hotel La Valle Three stars Three stars Three stars

    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..

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