Pienza is a commune in the Tuscan province of Siena, Italy entitled to the Orcia DOC.

Tourism: The central Piazza Pio II is framed by 15th-century buildings like the Pienza Cathedral and Piccolomini Palace. The latter was Pope Pius II’s summer residence and features a roof garden with valley views. Flemish tapestries and the pope’s embroidered cape are on display at the Diocesan Museum. West is the Pieve di Corsignano, a Romanesque church with a circular bell tower.

Elevation: The town centre lies at an altitude of 491 metres.

Geography: Pienza incorporates the frazioni of Cosona, La Foce, Montichiello, Palazzo Massaini and Spadaletto.

Banks with  ATMS: Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Via della Madonnina, 10

Where to Eat

Ristorante Dal Falco, Piazza Dante Alighieri, 7. ‘Home-style Tuscan.’ Outdoor tables.’ Hours: Midday to 3pm and 7pm to 10pm. Closed Friday. Tel+39 0578 748551 | www.ristorantedalfalco.it

Il Prato Closed Wednesday. Tel+39 0578 748601.

Il Rosselino Closed Thursday. Tel+33 0578 749856.

Wineries

No certification: Sedime–Marco Capitoni.