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Pictures of Pienza, Italy

Photos of the Ideal Renaissance Town in Tuscany's Val d'Orcia

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Enjoy these pictures of Pienza, Italy with photos contributed by Barbara Molini and Joe Palisi. Joe recommends Agriturismo Cretaiole near Pienza and he's made a slide show about his stay there.

Pienza is a beautiful Renaissance town in the Orcia Valley of southern Tuscany. Enea Silvio Piccolomini, who became Pope Pius II, was born here in the 15th century and strived to turn it into the ideal Renaissance town. His family home, Palazzo Piccolomini, is at the center of town by the Cathedral on Piazza Pio II. Today Pienza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also famous for its pecorino cheese and spectacular views of the Val D'Orcia (see Val D'Orcia pictures).

Take a virtual tour with these pictures of Pienza. Click on a thumbnail to see the photo larger.

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