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Glad I was there for a week in late October when there were not a lot of tourists. Pienza is so small a few busloads seem to fill the town. A peaceful and attractive setting when not swarmed. Walking round to the view on the...More
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...More
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...More
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
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
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
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
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
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