Piccolomini Palace

Piccolomini Palace

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’s 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 Società di Esecutori di Pie Disposizioni.

Opening Hours

TUESDAY – SUNDAY: 10 am – 4:30 pm
No admission after 4 pm
Closed on Mondays
Open on holiday Mondays

TUESDAY – SUNDAY: 10 am – 6:30 pm
No admission after 6 pm
Closed on Mondays
Open on holiday Mondays

December 25 / January 1, open 2 – 6 pm
No admission after 5:30 pm

Palazzo closed
from January 7 to February 14
from November 16 to November 30

Address: Palazzo Piccolomini Piazza Pio II 53026 Pienza (SI)
Phone: +39 0577 286300
Fax: +39 0577 286300

E-mail: info@palazzopiccolominipienza.it
Website: www.palazzopiccolominipienza.it
Manager: Opera spa