Call us on: +44 (0) 207 193 8156
Email Address
Password

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.

Experience an official tuscany tour with

Private Day Trip to Montalcino and Montepulciano from Florence

Embark on a 9-hour private tour from Florence to the Tuscan Brunello vineyards, the perfect excursion for the discerning traveler and wine enthusiast. Travel from the center of Florence to discover two renowned wine-producing areas of Tuscany and enjoy some of the best wines this area has to offer.

from 886,89 US Dollar

Boboli: Gardens of the Royal Palace and Their Hidden Messages

Visit Boboli Gardens on a 1.5-hour walking tour, and discover a world of opulence and tranquillity in the heart of Florence. Hear how Cosimo I de’ Medici enlisted the help of eminent Renaissance architects to create a garden on a grand scale as you wander amid its avenues and terraces. With a guide, you’ll discover the gardens most impressive viewpoints, grottoes, and works of art based on ancient mythology. A skip-the-line entrance ticket is included. 

from 62,08 US Dollar

3-Day Tuscany and Cinque Terre Experience with Limoncino Tasting

Immerse yourself in the landscapes and historic cities of Tuscany and Liguria with a 3-day guided tour of the Northern part of Italy. Marvel at the Renaissance monuments of Pisa and Florence. Visit the medieval towns of Siena, San Gimignano and the beautiful region of Chianti. On your third day, explore the spectacular Cinque Terre and Porto Venere in Liguria and enjoy a testing of the typical Limoncino Ligure.

from 220,61 US Dollar

Florence Art and Street Food WalkingTour

A walking tour across Florence city center discovering art and local food!

from 130,82 US Dollar
Find me a Villa
Search
Save as bookmark
To Tuscany on Facebook