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Piazza Pio II, Pienza

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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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  • The Piazza Pio ll was built when Pope Pious ll decided his home town should have building to rival the better known Papal centres. The Piazza is formed on one side by the stunning Catherdral which is....  more
    The Piazza Pio ll was built when Pope Pious ll decided his home town should have building to rival the better known Papal centres. The Piazza is formed on one side by the stunning Catherdral which is....  more »
  • In the beautiful Roman town Pienza, typical for the area, the Square Piazza Pio II is the center of attraction. With the fountain, the cathedral and the city hall, there are some landmarks to enjoy... 
    In the beautiful Roman town Pienza, typical for the area, the Square Piazza Pio II is the center of attraction. With the fountain, the cathedral and the city hall, there are some landmarks to enjoy...  more »
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  • As far as churches go it’s not the most significant nor the biggest however it is quite a sight to behold. The architecture and maintaining of the building is excellent, and definitely one of them more better design churches out there in Italy. I’d highly recommend checking it out.
  • Nice piazza with cathedral, palace, and city hall. It was decorated for Christmas with a tree and a fire in the middle of the square. Head to the left of the cathedral for amazing views of the countryside along the city walls.

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