Palazzo Piccolomini
Palazzo Piccolomini
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain21,405 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Palazzo Ammannati is one of some palaces located in Piazza Pio II (the main square) in the old town of Pienza, a Renaissance town in Tuscany Region, in the center of Italy. It has a Renaissance facade and you can see it, if you walk around the old town and arrive to the main square. Nice, especially with all other important buildings in the square: Duomo (Cathedral), Palazzo Comunale (Town Hall), Palazzo Piccolomini and Palazzo Vescovile).
Written May 20, 2020
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria22,333 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The palace was built by Pope Pius II in the 15th century, and is one of the first examples of Renaissance architecture. It can only be entered with a half-hour guided tour. You can't take pictures inside, but the tour is very interesting and there is a lot to see. Entrance to the small garden is free.
Written April 9, 2024
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DianeER
Falls Church, VA2,172 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
We did not take a tour of the palace after reading the reviews of it on TA. However, when walking around the town, we saw the marvelous gardens and just ventured in. It was very early in the morning and no one stopped us. We did not know it was part of the palace until we left.

The gardens themselves and the views of the surrounding countryside were just outstanding.

I would highly recommend coming here to see the view. If you have to pay, just stay on the path outside the gardens and walk along. Don’t pay just to see the gardens.

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Written February 13, 2016
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Martha H
Toronto, Canada875 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
50 yrs ago Franco Zeffirelli filmed some of Romeo and Juliet at this beautiful historical spot previously occupied by several popes and the wealthy of fascinating Pienza.

The tour is worthwhile, the Palazzo has quite a history and is extremely well maintained.

The charmless guide we had really only shepherded us from room to room while we listened on a radio (multiple languages available).

The gift shop is great Overall well worth a visit.
Written November 3, 2018
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Roland B
Zurich, Switzerland1,800 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
unfortunately the Palazzo Piccolomini can be visited only as part of a guided tour, running several times per day, but not during lunch time. individual visits are not possible.
Written June 25, 2021
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cammer10
White Rock, Canada286 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
We were staying just north of Pienza and one day while in town we saw that the Palazzo Piccolomini was the site were Romeo and Juliet were filmed so we deceided to take the audio walking tour. Thank goodness we did as the palazzo is packed with amazing rooms filled with historical treasures. In addition the palace was used in the filming of Romeo and Juliet and seeing it brought back memories of the film. The gardens although small are well kept and thye view of the Tuscan countryside from the palazzo is stunning. Take the time to pay the few euros to take an audio guided tour of this historic landmark.
Written October 26, 2018
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RJB20
Trinidad74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
At first we though about entering the Palazzo, but decided to walk around and realized the best part is not actually in the building, but at the back where you can see the incredible views of the Val D’Orcia My wife and I had a small picnic sitting near the back wall just soaking up the Tuscan sun.
Written April 25, 2016
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Vicarmuddlebush
172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
This is a must see/do museum/palace in the "perfect" town of Pienza. WE have visited several times and will go several times more if we can. The palace has very beautifully appointed rooms, a memorable orange squeezer (that captivated our children years ago and still does), proportions that seem to "get inside" you they are so perfect, and views from the terraces and gardens that are magnificent. I ordinarily shun the audio tour equipment, but this one is quite good. The docent--who would otherwise seem to be accompanying you to be sure you don't violate rules about touching objects and whose verbal contributions appear to be confined to signalling the room number you need to dial up for the tour--in our case, turned out to be extremely well-informed, knowledgeable, and happy and very able to talk helpfully about some very small details. He was as hospitable as he was knowledgeable. We felt lucky to have had his guidance. After the formal "tour" guests are invited to exp;ore the garden on their own. The garden affords both great views of the loggias and the Val D'Orcia (framed perfectly by the plantings--really a great example of reconciling humanism with divine order commissioned by a "vicar of Christ" [Pius II]). The bookshop has a really impressive collection of serious books, along with other offerings (like postcards, soap and wine).
Written December 15, 2015
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Brian C
Oakland, CA194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I had no idea why Pienza was so famous until I took this tour. I did not know that Pope Pius II had a house here and inspired many wealthy people to also move to Pienza. Thanks, audio tour!

Although you might think "Yet another house/palace/museum?" this was a particularly well done audio tour. For 10 euro or less (I can't recall), we got a well documented tour that explains the importance of the rooms, the historical context for them, some of the pope's preferences, and an explanation of the furnishings.

Well worth the money and the hour spent.
Written November 3, 2019
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CD
UK118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
This small palace must have one of the best views in the world from its loggia. The tours are accompanied with multi-lingual handsets giving you the guided element. Its a must if you're in this area.
Written September 19, 2017
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