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Private Guided Tour of Pienza on Foot

Born from a "dream of love and an idea of beauty", Pienza, the ideal city of the Italian Renaissance, is still today an intact testimony of an illustrious architectural project, commissioned by Pope Pius II Piccolomini and made concrete by the great Florentine architect Bernardo Rossellino.

Built in a very limited period of time (1459-1462), the city of Pio is the result of a single master plan marked, by the will of the great humanist pope who gave it the name, by design criteria of harmony and aesthetic perfection still today. clearly visible in the small urban center that was Corsignano in the Middle Ages.

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  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    What's excluded :
    • Private transportation
    • Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Palazzo Piccolomini
    • Entry/Admission - Church of San Francesco
    • Entry/Admission - Pieve di Corsignano
    • Entry/Admission - Corso il Rossellino
    • Entry/Admission - Palazzo Borgia Museo Diocesano
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Piazza Pio II, Pienza Italy

    A striking example of Renaissance perspective illusionism with an inverted perspective capable of creating an effect of widening the square.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Palazzo Piccolomini, Piazza Pio II, 53026, Pienza Italy

    Ancient papal residence dating back to 1462

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Il Duomo di Pienza, Piazza Pio II, 2, 53026, Pienza Italy

    Renaissance cathedral with rare German Gothic interior and marvelous altarpieces from the Sienese fifteenth century

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Church of San Francesco, Corso Il Rossellino 26, 53026, Pienza Italy

    Thirteenth-century Gothic church with a very rare fresco cycle from 1380 inside, depicting the biographical events of San Francesco di Asssisi.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Pieve di Corsignano, Pienza Italy

    Ancient rural parish church of early Christian origin built on an ancient immersion baptismal font. The main portal offers a peculiar decoration with pagan features from the 9th century AD. The interior shows the baptismal font where the two pontiffs of the Piccolomini family were baptized: Pius II and Pius III and a crypt.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Corso il Rossellino, 53026, Pienza Italy

    Ancient main street of Pienza dedicated to the architect Bernardo Gambarelli known as Rossellino, architect and designer of Pienza.
    It shows the main cardinal palaces of the papal city.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Palazzo Borgia Museo Diocesano, Corso Il Rossellino 30, 53026, Pienza Italy

    Amazing museum of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Tuscan painting and sculpture, built inside the palace of Cardinal Jouffroy

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    1: Piazza Dante Alighieri, 53026 Pienza SI, Italy
    2: Via Enzo Mangiavacchi, 53026 Pienza SI, Italy
    Return Detail :
    53026 Pienza, Province of Siena, Italy
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Sara Mammana

Activity ID: V-273999P1

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