Tickets to Palazzo Piccolomini in Pienza
Attractions & guided tours

Tickets to Palazzo Piccolomini in Pienza

Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese , Russian , Japanese
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 24 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover Palazzo Piccolomini in Pienza, the summer residence of Pope Pius II
  • See 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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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Entrance tickets to Palazzo Piccolomini and Renaissance garden
    • Audio guide in 8 languages (30 minutes)
    • Access to temporary exhibitions
    Reduced price
    • Students (age 6-25)
    • Children (age 0-5) and disabled with a helper: free of charge
    • Show a valid ID/certificate to prove the right to free admission
    • Free tickets can only be purchased at the ticket office

    Piazza Pio II 2, 53026 Pienza SI, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Palazzo Piccolomini

    What to remember
    • The audio guide is available in English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese
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    • Every day, except Tuesdays, from 10.00am to 4.30pm (last entrance at 4.00pm)
    • Closing days: January 1, January 7 to February 14, December 25
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