Palazzo Piccolomini Museum
Info: Call center 0039 (0)577 286300
OCTOBER 16th - MARCH 14th: TUESDAY - SUNDAY 10.00 am - 4.30 pm; No admission after 4.00 pm; Closed on Mondays; Open on holiday Mondays
MARCH 15th - OCTOBER 15th: TUESDAY - SUNDAY 10.00 am - 6.30 pm; No admission after 6.00 pm; Closed on Mondays; Open on holiday Mondays
December 25th / January 1st, open 2.00 - 6.00 pm; No admission after 5.30 pm
Palazzo closed from February 15th to February 28th
Admission includes: guided tour of the piano nobile of the palazzo € 7.00 full price - € 5.00 concession Special price: € 3.50 per student for school groups with booking
Concessions: Groups (minimum 15, maximum 25 visitors); Students
Free admission: Children under 5 - Disabled visitors
The summer residence of Enea Silvio Piccolomini, Pope Pius II, Palazzo Piccolomini in Pienza is the first example of Renaissance architecture.
Built in 1459 by famed architect Bernardo Rossellino, student of Leon Battista Alberti, recent major renovation has restored its utmost splendour, both internally and externally.
The architectural complex is presented as the realisation of Pius II~Rs ambitious humanist project for the ideal city.
The Piccolomini family lived in the Palazzo until 1962 when, by testamentary dispositions, it was transferred to the Ente morale di Siena Societŕ di Esecutori di Pie Disposizioni.