The architect who designed Pienza during the Reinassance period wanted the “perfect village”. It is a real jewel. Pope Pio II gave the name at this village and located his palace in its centre, near the Cathedral.
Walking alongside Santa Caterina alley and stopping at the castle, the sight is caught by the Val d’Orcia valley with its villages and the imposing Amiata Mountain. A village-song says “Laid on a sweet hill, the cypress-trees make you a crown, armigers of an extremely beautiful queen…”.