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Shopping, Parking & Getting Around

  • Shopping

    Pienza has a number of specialist cheese shops with a dazzling array of local cheeses. The best Tuscan Pecorino is certified ‘DOP’ – Denominazione d’Origine Protetta, a standard only granted to genuine regional produce. Sheep’s cheese Pecorino is commonly called cacio. Look out for Pecorino spiced up with black peppercorns, truffles, or chili pepper or exposed to different maturing techniques, using wine or walnut-tree leaves.

  • La Bottega del Cacio

    This is one of the most picturesque cheese shops in Pienza. Feast your senses on Pecorino (cacio) aged in every way possible.
    Address: Corso Il Rossellino 66, 53026 Pienza
    Tel: +39 0578 748713

  • Palazzo Piccolomini Bookshop & Wine Shop

    Set in Palazzo Piccolomini, this upmarket museum shop sells everything from books on Tuscan art and architecture to local produce from Pienza, including wine and olive oil.
    Address: Palazzo Piccolomini, Piazza Pio II, 53026 Pienza
    Tel: +39 0577 286300
    Web: www.palazzopiccolominipienza.it

  • Parking & Getting Around

    Try and park below the city walls of Pienza but bear in mind that you won’t be alone. Nor will parking in the shade be highly likely in summer. Visiting Pienza mid-week or out of July and August will make parking spots easier to find, as will avoiding the Friday morning market. Despite the crowds, Pienza makes a lovely springboard for exploring Montalcino, Montepulciano and the Val d’Orcia. Pienza is also only 50kms from Siena so the city is easily accessible on a day trip.

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The Duomo Complex Private Tour

Enjoy a visit with a licensed guide to the most important buildings in the heart of Florence’s historic center: the Duomo (Cathedral), Baptistery, the Cathedral Museum and the exterior of Giotto’s Bell Tower . The admission fee also allows you to climb,on your own, to the top of the Bell tower and to the Dome ( reservation required ).

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Tuscan Experience - Private Shore Excursion to Chianti and Siena from Livorno

Italy makes largest contribution in the wine production over the world and is also famous for producing the finest quality of wine. Tuscany is worldwide known for producing the delicious Chianti wine and, of course, for its lovely medieval hilltop towns.
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Private Florence Transfer Station to Hotel

Enjoy a hassle-free arrival or departure in Florence with this private transfer service. Meet your driver at Florence Santa Maria Novella Railways Station, and be peacefully transferred to your hotel in the centre of Florence. These private vehicles can accommodate up to 8 passengers.

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Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Pisa

Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home,  learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of Pisa cuisine and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a glass of local wine.

During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.

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