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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

    Piazza 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..

  • Piccolomini Palace Interesting

    Piazza 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

    Corso 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

  • Albergo Rutiliano Two stars Two stars

    Via della Madonnina 18 I - 53026 Pienza

    Prix Prices from : 65 €

    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...

  • Piccolo Hotel La Valle

    Via Di Circonvallazione 7 I - 53026 Pienza

    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..

  • Hotel Arca di Pienza

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

    Hotel Arca di Pienza offers free WiFi throughout and free parking, all just 150 metres from the historic centre of Pienza, in the province of Siena. Rooms are individually and classically decorated, and come with a minibar. Accommodation is air con..

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