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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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Ride through the picture-postcard Tuscan countryside on a small group bike tour from Florence. As you ride along on your comfortable bike, feel the cool breeze, breathe in the fresh air, and see Tuscany at its best!

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Florence Bike Tour with Tuscan Food Tasting

Cycle and snack your way around Florence on a 3-hour food tour by bike, led by a friendly local guide! The fun morning sightseeing tour showcases three of the locals’ favorite eateries as well as a selection of the A-list attractions that the city is famous for including the Ponte Vecchio, Florence Duomo and more. While learning about the sights and the local Tuscan cuisine, chow down on popular snacks such as 'schiacciata all’olio,' a sinfully salty flat bread made with lashings of olive oil.

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Dinner in the Tuscan Countryside at Villa Patrizia

Live authentic Italian moments in the Tuscan countryside. Patrizia opens the doors of her beautiful villa located at a stone's throw from Siena to share with you a typical Tuscan 'aperitivo' by the pool. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with your friends and family and taste local delicacies and fine wine.

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