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Palazzo Piccolomini
It was commissioned by Enea Piccolomini (Pope Pio II) and built by Bernardo Rossellino during the restoration of Pienza, the ideal town.
Palazzo Piccolomini garden
Palazzo Piccolomini garden
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Pienza
An ideal city, founded based on beauty
Pienza is a gem in the Val d'Orcia. It's known as the city of Pope Pius II, Enea Silvio Piccolomini, who was born here in 1405. Once Pius became Pope, he wanted to transform his humble birthplace, Corsignano, into an urban-architectural treasure. Therefore, he entrusted the total renovation of the village to the architect Bernardo Rossellino and to the humanist Leon Battisti Alberti. ...
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