Explore the World Heritage-listed heart of a 15th-century Renaissance town at Piazza Pio II. The town square played a revolutionary role as the first application of the Renaissance Humanist concept of urban design. Pope Pius II's 1459 decision to rebuild Pienza included the addition of this central city square. The concept of the planned "ideal town" would go on to play a significant role in subsequent urban development. The square connects the three ruling powers of the historical city--civic, religious, and trading interests. Take in the architecture, and then stop by a local cafe. Plan to see Piazza Pio II and other attractions that appeal to you using our Pienza trip itinerary maker.
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Piazza Pio II Reviews
Piazza Pio II is the main square in the old town of Pienza, a Renaissance town in Tuscany Region, in the center of Italy. In fact, this square and the buildings, which surround it are from... more »
Small but lovely hill top town with around the wall walks you can see Tuscany from high top. The city is small and peaceful, we enjoyed our time there and wanted to go back but did not find time more »
Cute little piazza with a small romantic street (Via Dell’Amore) that leads to a beautiful overlook. If you’re in town already, stop by.
Great place, it has definete reason to visit this noce place, enjoy fairytale village and antique street, shops
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