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Reviewed 4 days ago

The palace, also known as “Pontificio”, was commissioned by Enea Piccolomini, who became the Pope Pius II, as a part of the reconstruction of the city in the 15th century. The architect, Rossellino, was clearly inspired by the Palazzo Rucellai in Florence, the work of...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed September 4, 2018

This is a Palazzo built for a prince of the church who went on to become a Pope, Pius the 2nd. The unusual part about this home is that it retains its original furnishings from the 15th and 16th century. The structure of the house...More

Thank Victoria L
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We caught a glimpse of the gardens from outside the walls and we were keen to get a better view which meant going into the Palazzo. At the time of our visit there was also an exhibition marking the 50th Anniversary of the making of...More

Thank Geoff L
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

There were really beautiful views from garden and second story terrace. It was kind of disorganized but still nice. The audio guide had lots of interesting info about the family, the building, and the area. If you have the time worth a visit, if you...More

Thank Vwins
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

During our first visit we did not have time for the Palazzo Piccolomini, so we did it this time: interesting, but not a must visit, IMO. The gardens and the views from the balcony are beautiful, but the lighting is very poor making it really...More

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed July 4, 2018

The tour is by audioguide and you are show around by a tour guide who was fluent in both Italian and English. The tour is of a 15th century summer home of Puis II where you get to explore all of the rooms and the...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

It has good English tour, nice guide, nice palace, interesting history, good toilets, fair prices. It also has a good location in the center of town.

Thank Aaron P
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited Palazzo Piccolomini, the 15th Century designed summer palace of Pope Pius and found it to be a fairly short and interesting tour. The audio guide was easy to understand and offered just enough details. The view from the gardens and upstairs balcony were...More

Thank Vintagepair
Reviewed October 11, 2017

The Palazzio was the summer home of Pius ll and built in the 15th century. The tour is by audiophone and you are shown into each room by a guide. The tour is very worth the money in my opinion and each room is filled...More

Thank David D
Reviewed October 5, 2017

Please take time after your visit to the Palazzo to see this gem of a shop. There are some very interesting and probably hard-to-find books of the history of this region as well as unusual items created by local artisans. You won't be disappointed. Even...More

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