What to do and see in Pienza, Tuscany: The Best Sights & Landmarks

December 7, 2021 Terina Blouin

Pienza, a town in Tuscany, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism." In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of Unesco’s World Cultural Landscapes. Pienza was the birthplace of Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, who would become Pope Pius II. After he became Pope, Piccolomini had the entire village rebuilt as an ideal Renaissance town that would serve as a retreat from Rome.
Restaurants in Pienza

1. Fattoria Pianporcino

Localita Pianporcino, 109, 53026, Pienza Italy +39 347 911 7382 [email protected] http://www.fattoriapianporcino.it/
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5.0 based on 10 reviews

Fattoria Pianporcino

Reviewed By breezy1435 - Saratoga Springs, United States

Constant Companion and I visited Azienda Agriogola Fattoria Pianporcino as part of a culinary tour. It is the only agricultural company that breeds its sheep, makes and ages its cheeses, and sells directly to the customer. This results in cheeses with superb taste and very little carbon footprint. Arguably, these are the finest Pecorinos in Tuscany! We were treated to a thorough explanation of the cheese making process by the owner, Guiseppe, who was informative and humorous while speaking excellent English. Afterward, he led us to a large hall where we sampled twelve of his different cheeses ranging from the very young to those well aged along with samples of local Tuscan dried meats, local wine, and some of the best ricotta(he just made it) which we have ever eaten! We left delighted and so very thankful for this experience. Wish we could get this farm's products in the States!!

2. Borgo Medioevale di Monticchiello

Pienza Italy
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5.0 based on 35 reviews

Borgo Medioevale di Monticchiello

3. Romitorio di Pienza

Roccia Sottostante La Chiesa di S. Caterina, Pienza Italy +39 339 664 0060
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5.0 based on 5 reviews

Romitorio di Pienza

4. Azienda Agricola CasaGori

Podere Fraternita' 72, 53026, Pienza Italy +39 346 664 6513 [email protected] http://www.agricolacasagori.it
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5.0 based on 2 reviews

Azienda Agricola CasaGori

Reviewed By Mydolcefarniente - Florence, Italy

If you're looking for some authentic experience in Val d'Orcia, don't miss this absolutely beautiful place. Breathtaking Val d'Orcia view while tasting farmhouse beer (listed in Birre d'Italia 2021 by Slow Food Editore) and wine. Olive grove, vineyards, animals ... you will get lost! If you're in group, you can book pizza made in the wooden oven. Don't forget to grab some agri souvenir for your beloved, here you'll also find honey and ancient grain Senatore Cappelli flour and pasta. This farmhouse is situated on the white road that connects Pienza to Monticchiello, so if with e-bike or mountain bike, you'll really enjoy a pit-stop here! It's possible to rent the property for the private events!

5. Il Duomo di Pienza

Piazza Pio II, 2, 53026, Pienza Italy +39 338 160 0482 http://www.pienza.org/duomo_it.html
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4.5 based on 574 reviews

Il Duomo di Pienza

Reviewed By DMinFlorida - Tallahassee, United States

It's well worth getting off the main road to visit this beautiful little Tuscan village, !with its unbelievable and unbeatable views

6. Piazza Pio II

Piazza Pio II, Pienza Italy http://www.comune.pienza.siena.it/on-line/Home/IlComune.html
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4.5 based on 888 reviews

Piazza Pio II

Reviewed By jaybeeFL - Palm Harbor, United States

If you walk down the main artery in Pienza, the Corso Rosselino, you will run into the Piazza Pio II. Named after Pope Pius II, this piazza contains most of the main structures in Pienza--- the Duomo, city hall (Palazzo Communale), Palazzo Piccolomini and the Palazzo Borgio now the Diocesan museum. Most of these structures were the product of Rosselino who was the principal architect, engineer and builder of them at direction of Pius II.

7. Podere Il Casale

Podere Casale 64, 53026, Pienza Italy +39 0578 755109 http://www.podereilcasale.it
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4.5 based on 266 reviews

Podere Il Casale

Reviewed By simonwilsonjersey

Absolutely loved this perfect corner of Tuscany. From the moment we arrived there w as s a friendly welcome and a willingness to share the passion for the natural products of the farm. The restaurant is great and we also took the pizza class that was a very special 4/5 hours with the lovely Sandra who owns and runs the farm with husband, Ulisse. What a great couple. Hopefully we will return

8. Acqua Puzzola

Strada provinciale 18, 53011, Pienza Italy
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Acqua Puzzola

9. Palazzo Piccolomini

Piazza Pio II, 53026, Pienza Italy +39 0577 530032 [email protected] http://www.palazzopiccolominipienza.it/
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4.5 based on 560 reviews

Palazzo Piccolomini

Reviewed By Alistair450 - Auckland Central, New Zealand

Palazzo Piccolomini, built in 1459, was the summer palace of Pope Pius 2. Pienza was his home town. The tour is definitely worthwhile as you will see many original furnishings, weapons, paintings, furniture etc.as well as having a great view over the countryside. The tour ends in the garden. Tours begin at 10.00am and run every 30 minutes. You are provided with an audio guide and the tour costs 7 Euros

10. Pieve di Corsignano

Pienza Italy
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4.5 based on 216 reviews

Pieve di Corsignano

Reviewed By susi924 - Australia, null

A beautiful church with a well preserved 13th century tower located on the outskirts of the town of Pienza. Step inside for a moment of quiet reflection.

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