Essential Pienza Information
Things to do
Pienza is a beautiful Renaissance style town overlooking the Val d’Orcia valley below. Located 50km from Siena, it is well located for visiting both City or Countryside to ensure you enjoy your holiday.
Calzoleria Pientina, Via Gozzante 22
Handmade shoes of the finest Italian leather can be made to order from Sergio Bai. Simple orders can be ready within a few days, others can be shipped worldwide.
Ceramiche d’Arte, Via Gozzante 33
The workshop of the artist is located within a grotto that has been carved into the hill and is over 1000 years old. Complete with ancient well, the workshop has great views over the Orcia valley below. Different ceramic arts, handmade and handpainted are available to buy or ship around the world.
Latte di Luna
It is located at one end of the old centre and has good value with decent food considering Pienza is a tourist town. Highly recommended is the homemade pasta with truffles and the zuppa di pane (bread soup). There is some nice outdoor seating available.
Via San Carlo 2-4
Experience an official tuscany tour with
Brunello and Nobile Wine Lovers' Tour: Montalcino and Montepulciano
A heaven for wine lovers: situated just south of Siena lies the land of some of the best Italian wines: Brunello di Montalcino and Nobile di Montepulciano. Based on the clones of Sangiovese, some of the most collectible and popular wines in all of Italy are produced here.
Most of the tour takes place in the scenic views of the rolling hills of Val d’Orcia: a natural World Heritage Site protected by Unesco. Meet the producers and enjoy their wines.
Tuscan Cooking Class with Wine and Olive Oil Tasting and Dinner
Join a 3-hour Tuscan cooking class with wine and extra virgin olive oil tasting and tour of the family's farm. Enjoy lunch or dinner in the farm's family kitchen to enjoy what you have prepared at the end of the class. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the simple yet tasty flavors of traditional Tuscan food which families regularly enjoy in this region. Morning or afternoon start time is available.from 123,61 US Dollar
Cooking Class in an Historical Villa from Lucca
This memorable 5-hour day is set against the backdrop of one of Tuscany's most exclusive properties and gives you a unique glimpse of life behind those famous villa walls. This experience allows beginners and experienced cooks alike to come together for camaraderie, cooking, learning, eating, drinking, and taking in the villa and exclusive access to the private gardens. Just a few miles from Lucca’s medieval walls, explore this historical villa for an unique culinary experience. A hands on class with three course meal, local wines, a certificate of culinary attendance, recipe booklet and custom apron are included.from 161,23 US Dollar
Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli Half-Day Tour from Florence
Visit the Piazza dei Miracoli, or Square of Miracles, where the tower, the cathedral and baptistery form the city's main attraction. You'll be guided around the Cathedral, with all its secrets. Pisa is most famous for its Leaning Tower. You can walk in Galileo's footsteps and climb up the Leaning Tower for a city view.from 48,37 US Dollar