The city of Pienza, situated in the very heart of the Val d’Orcia, is a well-preserved example of the Renaissance architecture, as well as a UNESCO site since 2004. It is famous for its pecorino cheese and for its most well-known citizen: Pope Pius II, born Enea Silvia Piccolomini, whom goes the credit for the fifteenth-century renovation of the town. Your authorized guide will lead you down the street Corso Rossellino – named after the architect Bernardo Rossellino, who designed most of the monuments – to the square dominated by the majestic white cathedral, which is current home to fifteenth-century masterpieces. Following the itinerary, you will take the Casello Street, ending up at a wonderful panoramic viewpoint, where you will enjoy a picturesque landscape of Val d’Orcia - that has inspired myriads of artists, including the writer Mario Luzi.
Full Ticket: € 50
Free Ticket: 0-5 years
Meeting Point: In front of Porta al Murello, also known as Porta al Prato, Pienza
Duration: Approximately 1 h 30 min
Useful Info: Comfortable clothing is recommended