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Piccolomini Palace, Siena
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Take a step back in time to Pienza (then called Corsignano) circa 1459 with a tour of Piccolomini Palace, 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. To visit Piccolomini Palace on your holiday in Siena, and find out what else Siena has to offer, use our Siena vacation generator.
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  • The façade of the Palace stands out in comparison with other palaces in Italy. Someone might say that humbly, but I will say that sienski and is decorated in a medieval style, modestly and strictly, the city he obviously embellishes, but any other will certainly be lost
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  • Though his palace to name the language does not turn. If you don't have much free time in Siena there will be places where more interesting
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  • The Palace was erected by charge of Giacomo and Andrea Piccolomini, nephews of the Pope Pio II. The construction took place between 1460 and 1495 and recalls the palaces Medici Riccardi and Rucellai in Florence and Pienza Piccolomini Palace. It is a building very nice you'll see around the city near the Piazza del campo.
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