Palazzo Piccolomini, Siena

4.3
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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  • It is located on the Banchi di Sotto street, corner with Via Rinaldini. Also known as the Palazzo Todeschini Piccolomini.  more »
  • The renissance architecture is amazing. The facade is beautiful. The craftsmanship of the stained glass is striking  more »
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  • Very nice to see it on the outside.
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  • Interesting visit with paintings, safes, tables, historical finds of high value and a beautiful view of the valley d'Orcia
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