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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
We visited Palazzo Piccolomini, the 15th Century designed summer palace of Pope Pius and found it to be a fairly short and interesting tour. The audio guide was easy to understand and offered just enough details. The view from the gardens and upstairs balcony were...More
The Palazzio was the summer home of Pius ll and built in the 15th century. The tour is by audiophone and you are shown into each room by a guide. The tour is very worth the money in my opinion and each room is filled...More
Please take time after your visit to the Palazzo to see this gem of a shop. There are some very interesting and probably hard-to-find books of the history of this region as well as unusual items created by local artisans. You won't be disappointed. Even...More
You could miss it as it’s next to church and hasn’t got an imposing entrance. But do go and see it. Do take the audio tour otherwise it’s going to be a bit light on information. It’s on the basic side but there is enough...More
We have been fortunate enough to have visited Pienza a few times over the years, and this was our third visit to the Palazzo Piccolomini. It is really good value to be able to see such a jewel of the Renaissance from close up for...More