Palazzo Piccolomini, Siena

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Take a step back in time to Pienza (then called Corsignano) circa 1459 with a tour of Palazzo Piccolomini, the summer home conceived for Pope Pius II as part of his "ideal city." The palace has the distinction of being the first example of Renaissance architecture and boasts the first-known roof garden. The square, chiseled-stone construction features 23 equally spaced windows and an ornamental cornice, and an opulent courtyard and portico sit at its center. Used as a residence for the Piccolomini family until 1962, the site contains the original furnishings, which you can see as you walk through the dining room, music room, office, library, and bedroom. Bring your camera, as the back garden makes for a stunning setting against the pale pastel backdrop. For Palazzo Piccolomini and beyond, use our Siena vacation builder tool to get the most from your Siena vacation.
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  • This beautiful Palace can be visited for free today as the gallery of which is part of the museum circuit is closed. Inside, despicable works on display but above all the fabulous frescoes that leave you speechless
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  • it is certainly the most beautiful Renaissance palace of Siena, imposing itself with all its austere bulk, built by the grandson of Pope Pius II. the residence of the noble bankers of the papal court of the thirteenth century, among the most important and influential of the periodo.la harmonious facade, in three-story stone with inserted two coats of arms of the house. inner courtyard with capitals. from the middle of the 8th state archive, and from the end of 900 after the last restoration center for contemporary art.planet with bookshoop, bookstore, former vault of the bank of Italy now exhibition space... artists.
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  • Very nice to see it on the outside.
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  • Florentine Renaissance architecture, very impressive. Construction of the 21st century. XIV, of great beauty, to Pope Pius II. The identity of the author of the work. It is in this Palace that is the State file.
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