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Palazzo Piccolomini

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Address: Piazza Pio II, 53026, Pienza, Italy
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+39 0577 530032
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Really interesting palace in Pienza..i really suggest to visit it..really nice view on val d'orcia valley from the terrace

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting palace in Pienza..i really suggest to visit it..really nice view on val d'orcia valley from the terrace

Thank jodimaggio19
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The former palace of the one-time bad boy pope who laid the groundwork for modern Pienza should be the town's top attraction (beyond the drop-dead view). Photographs of the extensive interior are prohibited, but a very good audio guide leads the visitor through both public and private spaces, with many period-appropriate objects offering a fascinating window into Renaissance life and... More 

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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

This world heritage site is impeccably restored. The frescoes are amazingly intact and the map of the world painted in the 1500's is something to see. The gardens are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen....peaceful, imaginative, and restorative.

Thank Joyce T
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Interesting audio guide and fabulous gardens. Definitely worth seeing. The views are spectacular and the house itself full of history.

Thank cattivojo
Longforgan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

It really is worthwhile taking the tour of this wonderful building. Interesting history, artwork, furniture, artefacts and garden, from which there is a glorious view.

Thank JAM1302
Cudjoe Key, Florida
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great opportunity to see a glimpse of how Pope Pius II lived. A nice audio tour explains each room as a guide escorts you thru the building. Educational, interesting, and only 7 Euro for 1/2+ hr tour

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

We spent the day in Pienza and loved walking through the public areas of the town. It is kept up so beautifully. One has a feel of timely elegance.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

You must spend time enjoying the views. It is a beautiful and breath taking scenery. This is a great spot to take pictures and take in all the views.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Away from the over-restored past of many an Italian monument, there are places like these. In the same family's hands for nearly 500 years, you get the impression they have just nipped out the back whilst you take the tour. This impression is highlighted by the fact that they make you wait in little groups in the gorgeous loggia on... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

A feast for the eyes and the soul. A lovely town within the beautiful Val d'Orcia landscape, well worth a visit. For Pecarino lovers, just follow your nose through the gates to find your favourite cheeses :-)

Thank Loreen K

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