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Palazzo Piccolomini

Piazza Pio II
Pienza

Phone/Fax: 0577 286300
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Website: www.palazzopiccolominipienza.it
Administrator: Opera spa
Location: Old Town Pienza

 

Description

The summer residence of Enea Silvio Piccolomini, Pope Pius II, Palazzo Piccolomini in Pienza is the first example of Renaissance architecture.

Built in 1459 by famed architect Bernardo Rossellino, student of Leon Battista Alberti, recent major renovation has restored its utmost splendour, both internally and externally.

The architectural complex is presented as the realisation of Pius II’s ambitious humanist project for the ideal city.

The Piccolomini family lived in the Palazzo until 1962 when, by testamentary dispositions, it was transferred to the Ente morale di Siena Società di Esecutori di Pie Disposizioni.

Opening Hours

• OCTOBER 16 – MARCH 14
TUESDAY – SUNDAY: 10 am – 4:30 pm
No admission after 4 pm
Closed on Mondays
Open on holiday Mondays

• MARCH 15 – OCTOBER 15
TUESDAY – SUNDAY: 10 am – 6:30 pm
No admission after 6 pm
Closed on Mondays
Open on holiday Mondays

December 25 / January 1, open 2 – 6 pm
No admission after 5:30 pm

Palazzo closed
from January 7 to February 14
from November 16 to November 30

Photos

 
     

credits:

Andrea Pisano
Laura Mangiavacchi
Gabriel Marin



testi
:

Fabio Pellegrini
traduzioni:
Claudia Moore
foto:
Jarek Pawlak
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