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Pienza Travel Guide: 76 reviews and 264 photos

Pienza is a small Tuscan village perched on a hill overlooking the rolling landscape of the Val d'Orcia. This tiny walled town is refreshingly not overrun with big tourist groups and is quiet enough to lose yourself to the stunning scenery surrounding it.

There is not a lot to see here, it is more about its location in one of the most stunning parts of Tuscany. It is a place to stop and sample the creamy, locally made Pecorino cheese and perhaps a glass or Brunello produced in nearby Montalcino.

Take a stroll along the town walls, enjoy the colours of Tuscany and plot your return.

  • Last visit to Pienza: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated Oct 2, 2006
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  • zuriga's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2006 at 7:33 AM

    Lovely photos, Sue. I once stayed near Pienza about 10 years ago... it's a beautiful part of Italy, and we ate just where you did. I must get back there again.

  • RhineRoll's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2006 at 6:04 AM

    Great pages, Pienza and surroundings is my favourite part of Tuscany!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2006 at 8:39 AM

    Awe, fond memories of Pienza, Montepulciano, and Montelcino! All terrific for cheese, wine, architecture, people watching, and "smooching"! You Bet!

  • nhcram's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2006 at 6:20 AM

    Suckling pig, wine, pecorino and Kissing Street...what a holiday!. Great write up Sue.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2006 at 11:10 AM

    That was a good move to suggest the 'suckling pig' for a lunchtime meal - it looks delicious! Beautiful views in and around Pienza, including those magnificent Cypress trees.

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2006 at 12:40 PM

    Sue, this is a fantastic page about my absolute favourite town in Tuscany!!! But I have to object: it is not just a "nice little village" - it is a UNESCO World Heritage site as well! Fascinating architectural art there!!!

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2006 at 11:38 AM

    Wonderful pages. A great eye for photos. Mmmm, suckling pig would have lured me as well!

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2006 at 11:36 AM

    Stunning page ...the "Via Dell Amore" Sign looks very similar to the one in Riomaggiore .... :-)

  • Oct 5, 2006 at 10:42 AM

    Ohhhh what a fabulous page! I just love your photos and would love to try pecorino cheese and honey! and those little turtles! we had one in a bowl JUST like that when I was a kid - (the cat got it though. A street for kissing? - oh how very Italiano ;-))

  • alucas's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2006 at 3:02 PM

    Well worth waiting for ! Pecorino and honey sounds an interesting combination.

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