Pienza – A jewel nestled between Montalcino and Montepulciano in southern Tuscany

Pienza is a jewel of a town sitting between Montalcino and Montepulciano in southern Tuscany. Famous for pecorino cheese and the birthplace of Pope Piccolomini it is a wonderfully preserved Tuscan town.

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Walking along the streets is a pleasure (provided there are not too many tourists). The town has many great boutique shops.

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Great viewing over the Val D’Orcia from the walls of the town.

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On the road from Montalcino to Pienza, one of Italy’s most photographed churches

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Sculptures are prominent in Pienza. Here are a few.

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