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Tuscany Landscape Italy

Long before we came to Pienza, it had started to rain. We went to our hotel room and waited for the rain to stop. And indeed, two hours later, the sun crept through the clouds. I took this shot in the early evening hours. You can see how clouds emerge where the sun hits the drenched Tuscany ground.


Main Piazza Pienza Italy

The main piazza of Pienza, in the early evening hours. Once the day tourists are gone, the town becomes quiet.

Il Chiostro Pienza Italy

View from our hotel room at the Hotel Relais Il Chiostro (see below). "A room with a view", if you want.


Pienza Italy

Pienza in the late morning sun.


Montepulciano Italy

Montepulciano is just a few kilometers away from Pienza and very well worth a visit. You should park your car at the bottom and walk all the way up to the church.

Market in San Gimignano Italy

Market in San Gimignano, the town with the seven towers. Though it is very busy with people, you can still find quiet places if you leave the tourist trails.


San Gimignano Italy

San Gimignano seen from the distance.


Piazza Salimbeni Siena Italy

Siena, Piazza Salimbeni with the Palazzo Salimbeni.


Piazza Tolomei Siena Italy

Siena, Piazza Tolomei.


Il Campo Siena Italy

Siena, Il Campo (Piazza del Campo).

   

Accommodation

Zanzig's Hotel Tip
Hotel Relais Il Chiostro
Corso Rossellino, 26
Phone (0578) 748 400
Fax (0578) 748 440
53026 Pienza (Si)

Once Pienza frees itself of the day tourists, the city center becomes magically quiet and peaceful. And the magnificient Hotel "Relais Chiostro di Pienza" is situated right here in the heart of the town, allowing for relaxing walks at every time of the day. The hotel is an ancient convent of the fourteenth century, but its 37 rooms have been renovated and offer plenty of space and all the functions you would expect. Our room also had a splendid view across the Orcia Valley right below the town. Parking can be a problem here, as there is virtually no room for cars in the proximity of the hotel or within the city walls. However, you can access the town center and the hotel with your car to load and unload your luggage. Then you have to find a parking lot outside the city walls, which is usually not a problem.

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Restaurants

Trattoria La Buca delle Fate
Corso il Rosselino, 38a
53026 Pienza (Siena)
Phone (0578) 748 272
Fax (0578) 748 448
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