Tickets for Piccolomini Palace: Skip The Line

Explore one of the oldest examples of Renaissance design in a stunning palace

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Opening hours
Today:  Closed
Tomorrow:  10:30 - 18:00
Wednesday:  10:30 - 18:00
Thursday:  10:30 - 18:00
Friday:  10:30 - 18:00
Saturday:  10:30 - 18:00
Sunday:  10:30 - 18:00
  • Explore a 15th-century Tuscan palace that's one of the earliest examples of Renaissance design and architecture in the world
  • See the former home of Pope Pius II as you browse the palace's incredible interiors and frescoes – you can even look inside the bedroom of his holiness!
  • Learn the history of the palace and its prestigious residents in the museum, then get cultural in the fun contemporary art gallery

Enter a world of thrilling history and beautiful architecture - plus peek inside the pope's bedroom - at Pienza's magnificent Piccolomini Palace, built for Pope Pius II in the 15th century! Explore Renaissance life through its sumptuous architecture, priceless artworks and artifacts, and get inspired by the cool contemporary art gallery.

The gigantic Palazzo Piccolomini was built between 1460 and 1495 and is one of the earliest examples of Renaissance architecture and design in the world.

It's just as opulent as you'd expect inside, with its Neo-Renaissance frescoes (added in the 1800s) and beautifully designed furniture and fittings on and around every corner.

On the first floor, browse the palace museum for an introduction to the building's rich history and learn the stories of various holy figures who called it home. Look out for the Hall of the Ancestors, featuring a portrait of the pope by Ventura Salimbeni.

Check out the current temporary exhibitions, then stretch your legs in the charming garden. And, for something entirely different, have a peek inside the pope's bedroom!

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Entrance to Piccolomini Palace
Entrance to the Renaissance garden
Access to the temporary exhibition
Audio guide (English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese)

Show your smartphone ticket at the ticket office located in the palace bookshop and collect your audio guide.

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Palazzo Piccolomini di Pienza
2,Piazza Pio II, 53026, Siena
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Audio guide
English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
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