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Pienza

Pienza is an exquisite Renaissance doll’s house, almost too perfect for its own good. Pienza’s popularity has been boosted by its Unesco recognition and by its attraction as a film set. More heretically, visitors flock to the town almost as much for its superb array of Pecorino cheeses as for its perfect Renaissance architecture. The future Pope Pius II was born here in 1405. He commissioned Bernardo Rossellino to rebuild the village of his birth as a model Renaissance city. The result is what locals call a città d’autore, a city inspired by one vision.  After strolling around Pienza’s city walls for splendid views of Monte Amiata and Val d’Orcia, few can resist retreating to a quaint inn for lunch. Expect Pecorino sheep’s milk cheeses to be on the menu. The scenery around Pienza is equally lovely, with the town framed by chestnuts and cypresses, olive groves, poppies and sunflower fields.

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Get to know Florence’s history and sights on a 2.5-hour morning walking tour of the city! With an expert local guide, discover the neighborhood of San Lorenzo and learn about the powerful Medici family who ruled the city during the Renaissance era. See the famous Medici Chapels and the Basilica of San Lorenzo, and visit the exterior of Florence Duomo. Finish by exploring the medieval quarter of the city, seeing Piazza della Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio and more!

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Siena Segway Tour

Cruise through Siena in style on a small-group or private 3-hour Segway tour. Explore Siena’s historical city center and see main attractions including Piazza del Duomo, Basilica of San Domenico and Fontebranda. Enjoy panoramic city views from Fortezza Medicea, stop to walk around bustling Piazza del Campo and pause to admire 13th-century Siena Cathedral. Learn about the sights along the way from an expert guide. Choose a morning, afternoon or evening tour to suit your schedule. Numbers limited to eight, ensuring personalized attention from the guide.

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Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence Including Lunch

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