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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.

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Corso il Rossellino, 28, Pienza (Siena)
Palazzo Piccolomini garden
Palazzo Piccolomini garden
An ideal city, founded on a uniform idea of beauty
Pienza is the most well-known center of the Val d’Orcia and is famous as being the home town of Pope Pius II, born Enea Silvio Piccolomini in 1405. Pius II, once elected Pope, transformed his home town, Corsignano, into an urban-architectural jewel, in this way contrasting it with the city that had marginalized his family: Siena. ...
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