Palazzo Vescovile

Palazzo Vescovile, Pienza: Address, Palazzo Vescovile Reviews: 4/5

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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,350 contributions
Nice palace in the main square
Aug 2019 • Family
Palazzo Vescovile is one of some important buildings located in Piazza Pio II (the main square) in Pienza, a Renaissance town in Tuscany Region, in the center of Italy. Obviously this palace has a Renaissance facade and it is nice, especially all buildings that surround the main square, a very beautiful full complex.
(See also Piazza Pio II, Il Duomo di Pienza, Palazzo Piccolomini and Palazzo Comunale di Pienza)
Written May 20, 2020
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Jack T
Frankfurt, Germany1,232 contributions
walk walk walk
Jul 2018
great to walk around the city and discover the small streets going off right and left. sit down for a meal in one of the many trestaurants
Written March 5, 2019
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John M
Santa Cruz, CA4,366 contributions
Old palace is a museum of sorts, in the main city square.
Sep 2018 • Couples
Palazzo Vescovile is an old palace and now a museum of sorts, in the main city square. Do go inside if it is open during your visit to Pienza.
Written December 16, 2018
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GlobetTrotterTerrone
Rome, Italy72 contributions
Pienza is wonderful
Jul 2016
Pienza is a nice place to enjoy food and sighseeing. One major attraction is the Palazzo Vescovile, which is one of the major spots in the town. Architecture addicts will love it.
Written June 7, 2017
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MT J
London, UK107 contributions
Pienza, a Renaissance jewel with a gem at its heart
Sep 2015 • Friends
The whole town is postcard-perfect, with dramatic views, a Renaissance cathedral that threatens to slide down into the Val d'Orcia, winding streets, fine municipal buildings and good restaurants. It was built for the personal glorification of Enio Silvio Piccolomini, aka Pope Pius II. Zeffirelli used it for his film Romeo and Juliet. The town's museum is small and manageable, with a varied collection of pleasing things. But the great treasure is an embroidered cope given to Enio Silvio by Michael Paleologos, who had to do a bunk when the Turks invaded the Peloponnese and took refuge with the Piccolomini. It was already 150 years old then, and was no mean gift. It was made in 13th-century London, and has been lovingly maintained, though sadly now it is in a case tilted away from the low lighting, so it is not easy to see the hundreds of detailed birds and beasts, and the dozens of ravishingly-embroidered panels. It would be too easy just to walk through this room and miss it, but don't. You will soon realise that you have never seen anything like it. Please do all you can to persuade the museum to position the case so the whole thing is more readily view-able; it is an astonishing thing, worth more than one visit.
Written December 18, 2015
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