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
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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
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Chianti Afternoon Tour from Lucca
Join a scenic day-trip that will take you to the discovery of the incredible Chianti region. Explore the gentle and harmonious landscape of the Tuscan hills and enjoy a tasting of wine and delicious local products. The tour will end with a visit to the magnificent Monteriggioni fortress.from 56,14 US Dollar
Florence Grand Panoramic Tour
Reach Florence from Lucca by shuttle and discover the city in a comfortable, air-conditioned mini-van. See the amazing views over the city from Piazzale Michelangelo and the Etruscan hilltop town of Fiesole.from 41,02 US Dollar
Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Evening Tour with Optional Dinner or Aperitivo
Bypass the main lines to see the Renaissance masterworks of Florence’s Accademia Gallery on this evening tour. Meet your guide as evening falls, and head straight inside with a skip-the-line ticket. Ogle Michelangelo’s sublime ‘David,’ and see his ‘I Prigioni,’ ‘San Matteo’ and ‘Palestrina Pietà’ sculptures. Then, view the other Renaissance treasures as your guide puts them in historical context. Upgrade to include a traditional 'aperitivo' (aperitif) or dinner with views of the floodlit Piazza della Duomo. Numbers are limited to 25 on this small-group tour for a personalized experience.from 41,02 US Dollar
Art Treasure Hunt in Florence
Go in search of animal art and sculptures on a family-focused 2-hour treasure hunt tour of Florence. Search the medieval streets of the city’s historic centre looking for examples of animals hidden on monuments. Answer clues to win prizes.from 16,19 US Dollar