A VISIT TO PIENZA IN TUSCANY TO REVIVE THE RENAISSANCE
Just 17 km from the Hotel Due Cigni di Montepulciano there is Pienza, a small town from the Renaissance insert in the artistic and cultural capital of UNESCO.
Pienza, located in the Val d'Orcia owes its current structure to the Renaissance period in which the Pope Pius II Piccolomini that renovated the historic city center where today are still strong features of the Renaissance.
The heart of Pienza is the central square where you can access to all the most important places to see: the Cathedral and Pienza Duomo, Palazzo Borgia, Palazzo dei Priori and Palazzo Piccolomini mentioned directly in the square where we can find also the family coat of arms.
Pienza is also food and wine culture for some local products such as olive oil, tomatoes and cheese and some traditional recipes like crostini, panzanella (made with wet bread, cucumber, onion and basil), all accompanied by a white Valdichiana wine or Nobile wine of Montepulciano.
Organized a weekend in Tuscany and participated in numerous popular events that are held in Pienza: Pienza and flowers precisely dedicated to the floral world, the Cheese Fair to enhance the typical cheeses of the territory, the Teatro Povero in which the inhabitants plays on peasant life.
During your stay at the Hotel I Due Cigni, hotel near Pienza, plan your visit, you are happy to dedicate some time to the discovery of this magnificent Tuscan village and to taste the traditional dishes here are prepared in local taverns.