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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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Food and Wine in the Tuscan Countryside by Minivan

The tour will start with a visit Montecarlo or Lari, typical medieval villages placed on a hill. Here you can see life in a medieval charming countryside. Then visit of a cellar and wine and food tasting.

from 87,89 US Dollar

Self-Drive Vintage Vespa Tour with Villa and Winery Tour

Drive an Italian Icon, the Vespa, through beautiful canopied streets, wooded areas with streams and cypress tree lined stretches of road.
You will marvel at the olive trees and grape vines and feel like you are driving in a postcard. After a hour of scenic drive, we arrive at our destination, Villa Le Corti, which is a family residence of one of the oldest and most prestigious Italian aristocratic families.

We will tour the Villa Le Corti Winery, learn about the various types of grapes in the Chianti region, their characteristics, the fermentation process and more. You will learn about the unique way the cellar was built underground! Here you will appreciate the beauty of the terracotta olive oil vases and the French oak barrels that deliver the character of the Chianti wines to your palate.

from 170 US Dollar

San Miniato al Monte and Orsanmichele Art Tour

Enjoy a 3-hour early morning walk. Begin in the heart of the city, at the Baptistery, and end up at the “The Gate of Heaven” of San Miniato al Monte. A gate that is both tangible and invisible. Its key is under every one’s eyes but only few can find it.

from 67,7 US Dollar

Tuscany Castles Tour with Chianti Wine Tasting

Immerse yourself in the picture-perfect postcard landscape of the Tuscan countryside among the lush hills, endless vineyards and ancient castles of Tuscany’s beautiful Chianti region. This tiny corner of paradise has captured the hearts, minds and palates of all who have visited it over its millennial history, and we have planned the perfect full day Tuscany castles tour from Florence to explore the noble traditions and prestigious historic residences of this realm, not to mention a visit to a family-owned cellar, and tastings that include four world-famous local wines!

from 136,58 US Dollar
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