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Pienza is the ideal city. Commissioned by Pope Pius II—a humanist poet of the fifteenth century—as the epitome of Renaissance town planning, it’s set in unspoiled landscapes with magnificent views. Built around a perfect town square with 1,000 inhabitants, it is a visitor’s heaven for drives, bike rides, or country walks. 

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Pienza is the ideal city. Commissioned by Pope Pius II—a humanist poet of the fifteenth century—as the epitome of Renaissance town planning, it’s set in unspoiled landscapes with magnificent views. Built around a perfect town square with 1,000 inhabitants, it is a visitor’s heaven for drives, bike rides, or country walks.