Pienza is a little Medieval city in the beautiful Orcia Valley south east of Siena. For me it is a very typical Tuscan city even though it is very well visited by tourists. It’s a World Heritage Site, not only the town, also the whole Val d’Orcia.
The town is small, very clean, has nice little shops and a calm atmosphere. The many tourists coming here are not that much like in for example San Gimignano, Siena or even Florence. The views are amazing and for a relaxing history day it’s a perfect choice.
You can read more here and enjoy these additional photos I took this time. Fun factor: this time I took nearly the same photo of a bicycle in a little side street.
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