1. Visit the house of a Pope
2. Explore a Renaissance church
3. Go around in a planned historical centre
4. Do some wine tasting
5. Taste one of the best Italian cheeses
Cheese lovers will feel at home in Pienza. The town produces its own Pecorino which should be sampled in the traditional dish pici cacio e pepe (a typical type of pasta with a cheese and black pepper sauce). The wheels of pecorino aren’t only used on pasta, they are the protagonist of a folkloric game called Palio del Cacio Fuso played in Pienza in September. Inhabitants of different neighborhoods toss a wheel of cheese that must roll around an upright spindle.
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In short, Pienza is an absolute must-see. Not only will it wow you with its harmonious architecture and tasty food and wine, but its central location in the Val d’Orcia makes it the perfect starting point for your Tuscan adventure.