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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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CARRARA MARBLE: discover the history of the famous white gold (from Florence)

The Great Michelangelo Bonarroti has created marvelous statues making large use of the precious marble of Carrara and his statues seem to possess their own soul.

- Private Tour for small groups
- Departure from an agreed meeting point or from your hotel
- Driver and professional guide
- Visit of the Carrara marble caves with a SUV 4x4
- Lunch in a local restaurant with a tasting of the famous Lardo di Colonnata
- Return to an agreed meeting point or to your hotel
- About 5 hours tour
- Languages: Italian, English + German on request

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Tour Package Florence - Private Transfers plus reservation Tickets see David

  • Welcome Transfer: Meet your Driver at Florence Peretola Airport or Florence SMN Central Railway Station
  • Welcome sign UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN TOURS plus your name
  • Round Trip Transfer service from Florence Peretola Airport or Florence SMN Central Railway Station to Florence Metropolitan city (and viceversa)
  • English speaking driver
  • David by Michelangelo Reservation Tickets Entrance (skip the line)
  • Transfer out from your address to Florence Airport or Florence Central Station

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Art Workshops: Painting on Canvas in a Typical Florentine 'Bottega'

Paint on canvas in a typical Florentine ‘bottega’ and recreate key features of famous Italian artworks on this 3-hour art workshop in Florence. Under the expert eye of an instructor, take up your brush and practise painting techniques used by some of Italy’s most famous artists. Recreate works by Botticelli, Garzoni, or Ligozzi, and gain insight into the history of the artworks they created. When your class ends, take your work away with you as a souvenir.

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Florence Accademia and Uffizi Galleries Tour with City Sights

Enjoy the highlights of Florence and the two most important museums in just one day! Treat yourself to our walking tour and visits to the David and to the Uffizi at a very special price.

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