A small town on a human scale located in the heart of the Val d’Orcia declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, it still communicates to the world the urban canons of the Renaissance for the rational organization of spaces and perspectives of squares and palaces of the sixteenth century.
The history of Pienza is closely linked to that of Enea Silvio Piccolomini, who was born in Pienza on 18 October 1405 and became Pope in 1458 under the name of Pius II. Great humanist Pius II wanted to transform his native Pienza (Corsignano) from a small medieval village (the ancient Castle of Corsignano has been known since 828) into a papal residence in Renaissance style.
A real gem of Tuscany that you discover only once you reach its historic centre. It is absolutely worth climbing the whole hill and exploring the narrow streets and Renaissance streets that characterize this unique city. Stone houses and unique views that give us an exclusive view of the Val D’Orcia. Every year thousands of tourists visit this wonderful Tuscan village, by visiting its main attractions like the Cathedral, Pio 2 square, Piccolomini Palace and the scenic view of the Picturesque valley of rolling hills with vineyards, Renaissance villages & medieval churches. Absolutely worth tasting the local products including the famous pecorino cheese of Pienza and wine tasting in the many shops and excellent traditional Tuscan dishes make any trip an unforgettable memory.