Castle & palace tours

Tickets for Palazzo Piccolomini in Pienza

Availability: Every day except Tuesday
Duration: 1 day
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
  • See an example of perfect harmony between art and nature
  • Enjoy the enchanting view of Val d'Orcia and Monte Amiata
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 palace 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 between nature and 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 the Palace
  • Access to the Garden
  • Access to temporary exhibitions
  • Audio guide
Reduced price
  • Child (0-6) 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

Meeting point:

Palazzo Piccolomini di Pienza

What to remember
  • The entrance ticket includes the audio guide to the Piccolomini Palace and the Renaissance Garden
  • The audio guide is available in English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese
  • Tickets are valid every day
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Opening hours from 16 October to 14 March:

  • Every day except Tuesday 10.00am - 4.30pm (last admission at 4.00pm)

Opening hours from 15 March to 15 October:

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

Opening hours on 1 January:

  • 2.00pm to 6.00pm

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

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