Castle & palace tours

Tickets for Palazzo Piccolomini in Pienza

Availability: Every day except Tuesday
Duration: 48 hours
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese , Russian , Japanese
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Explore Palazzo Piccolomini in Pienza, the summer residence of Pope Pius II
  • Discover the first Renaissance hanging garden, enclosed by a wall covered in ivy
  • Enjoy the perfect harmony between art and nature and the enchanting view of Val d'Orcia
What to expect

The magnificent Piccolomini Palace, also known as the Pontifical, was commissioned by Enea Silvio Piccolomini (who later became Pope Pius II) to Bernardo Rossellino, as part of a project to rebuild Pienza as an ideal city. The design of the palace is inspired by the models of Florentine private architecture.

This building is found in a lovely location, right in the center of Pienza near the Duomo. Built on a regular plan around a courtyard with a fountain in the center, it has as its true architectural theme the relationship with the landscape: from the porch on the backside, you can enjoy an extraordinary view of the Val d'Orcia and Monte Amiata. A perfect mixture of art and nature.

Palazzo Piccolomini was built in 1459 as a summer residence and is unanimously considered the first example of Renaissance architecture. The courtyard often hosts many events and concerts, especially during the summer.

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What's included
  • Entrance ticket to Palazzo Piccolomini
  • Pienza Città di Luce (ticket valid for 2 days)
  • Access to temporary exhibitions
  • Audio guide
Reduced price
  • Child (0-5) and disabled with a helper: free entrance
  • Show a valid ID/certificate to prove the right to free admission
  • Free tickets can only be purchased at the ticket office on site

Piazza Pio II 2, 53026 Pienza SI, Italy

Meeting point:

Palazzo Piccolomini di Pienza

What to remember
  • The audio guide is available in English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese
  • Pienza Città di Luce (ticket valid for two days): entrance and free audio guide to Palazzo Piccolomini, the Renaissance Garden, the Duomo, Palazzo Borgia - Diocesan Museum and the Crypt of the Cathedral of Pienza
  • Tickets are valid every day
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Opening hours from 4 November to 15 March:

  • Every day except Tuesday from 10.00am to 4.00pm (last admission at 3.30pm)

Opening hours from 16 March to 3 November:

  • Every day except Tuesday from 10.00am to 6.30pm (last admission at 6.00pm)

Opening hours on 1 January:

  • From 2.00pm to 6.00pm

Closing days: 25 December, from 7 January to 14 February, and from 16 to 30 November

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