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Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour of 3 Wineries with Pairing Lunch
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Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour of 3 Wineries with Pairing Lunch

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Taste Brunello di Montalcino at the source with a full-day wine-themed tour. Get picked up at your hotel in Florence or Siena in an air-conditioned vehicle and set out to visit local wineries and two charming villages. Sample more than a dozen wines and relax over a traditional Tuscan lunch with wine pairings.
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AlbertSalichs wrote a review May 2020
Manresa, Spain8075 contributions867 helpful votes
Piazza Pio II is the main square in the old town of Pienza, a Renaissance town in Tuscany Region, in the center of Italy. In fact, this square and the buildings, which surround it are from Renaissance period, because this Pope (Pio II) try to do a real renaissance ideal city. From the square, you can see some important buildings like Duomo (Cathedral) or Palazzo Piccolomini or the town hall. Very nice place. (See also Il Duomo di Pienza and Palazzo Piccolomini)
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Date of experience: August 2019
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amy wrote a review Nov 2019
Fairfield, Connecticut294 contributions139 helpful votes
Small but lovely hill top town with around the wall walks you can see Tuscany from high top. The city is small and peaceful, we enjoyed our time there and wanted to go back but did not find time
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Date of experience: November 2019
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westy54 wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia6502 contributions964 helpful votes
After he was elected Pope, local boy Enea Piccolomini, decided to turn his home town called Corsignano, into an ideal Renaissance town. He did this by having the Florentine architect, Bernardo Rossellino, design a new urban plan for the town, which was renamed Pienza (meaning the "City of Pius"), as well as a number of associated buildings. The centrepiece of this new urban space was the Piazza Pio II which is surrounded on all four sides by Renaissance buildings largely designed by Rossellino and built in a very short space of time in the late 1450's to the early 1460's. These buildings include the Duomo, the Palazzo PIccolomini, the Palazzo Vescovile and the Palazzo Comunale. There are also some shops that now front the Piazza. Apart from the surrounding architecture not a great deal to see.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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AllanJGJ wrote a review Oct 2019
Wellington, New Zealand3304 contributions1715 helpful votes
Pienza was largely the creation of local boy made good Pope Pius II and this lovely little Piazza is at its heart. The whole village is incredibly touristy but it's certainly worth an hour of your time if you're anywhere near Montepulciano, if only to see what one man's hubris can do. It's interesting from a town-planning perspective and there's, inevitably, a goodly number of tourist-oriented shops if you fancy some retail therapy. Certainly some superb cheese emporiums.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Tuxtails wrote a review Aug 2019
Savannah, Georgia396 contributions156 helpful votes
We enjoyed the views, walking to the square, saw where Romeo and Juliet were filmed. Wish we could have spent more time here. Lots of shops and restaurants.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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