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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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  • 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 »
  • 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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