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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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Truffle Hunting Experience with Wine and Lunch in Tuscany

Do you want to try at least once in life the excitement of participating in the truffle hunt with beautiful dogs? Accompanied by a professional guide with his dogs, every day for an hour you can have a wonderful experience in researching for truffle in Tenuta Torciano and oak forest.
In the private truffle land in Tenuta Torciano you will find precious white and black truffle. Learn to identify the different species of trees and the ideal habitat for the growth of truffles.

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Vip Exclusive private cooking experience in a private Tuscan Renaissance villa

This is a private class with professional chefs, for 1 person to larger private groups. Designed for the travellers seeking special personalised treatment, the chef will be at your complete disposal for a culinary learning and dining experience. The location is on a Tuscan estate which is a winery and olive oil producer, the magnificent original kitchen of the Villa Pandolfini dating to 1455, will be yours, be welcomed with a coffee or glass of prosecco, a signature apron and recipe book. Menus are designed by us, any special requests can certainly be catered for.
We propose a 4 course meal preparation from antipasto to dessert. This includes a first course of fresh pasta making, gnocchi, risotto or Florentine crepes for example. Main meat or fish with vegetable side and of course dessert. 
The accredited cooking school was the first of its kind and the best in the region. This is the perfect introduction to Tuscan cuisine for the aspiring foodie.

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Private Tour: Fashion and Perfumes Tour in Florence

Private walking tour to Santa Maria Novella square with the possibility, upon your request, to visit one of the most important churches of Florence. You will also visit the famous "Officina di Santa Maria Novella", the oldest European pharmacy. Your tour includes a two-course menu with light drinks in a typical restaurant.

from 119,8 US Dollar

Private Montalcino Truffle and Sommelier Tour from Florence

Experience the wonder of truffles, learning from an acknowledged Tuscan sommelier and your local guide. This full-day, private tour allows you to enjoy eating the best white truffles and drinking the prestigious sparkling and red wines of Montalcino. There is a maximum of 7 participants for this tour. 

from 395,35 US Dollar
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