Pienza represents the ideal town of the Renaissance, having been entirely rebuilt under Pope Piccolomini, it remained untouched for centuries after. The application of humanistic urban planning concepts that were used for the first time in Pienza, created an impetus for planning that was later adopted by other cities in Italy and in Europe. Pienza dominates the breath taking Val d’Orcia and was also the set for various movies (ex. “The Gladiator”). In this area the main local produce is the tasty "Pecorino di Pienza" cheese. Not far from Montepulciano, you will find a hidden beauty named Bagno Vignoni that is well worth a visit. Pienza is definitely a spectacular day trip during your time at Antica Quercia Verde agriturismo.