Palazzo Piccolomini (Piccolomini Palace), Siena

Palazzo Piccolomini (Piccolomini Palace), Siena

The Piccolomini Palace is a Renaissance-style palace. The palace was erected by Giacomo and Andrea Piccolomini, nephews of Pope Pius II. The designs were requested from Bernardo Rossellino. Construction proceeded between 1460 and 1495. The palace resembles the Medici Riccardi and Ruccellai Palace in Florence, with the rough ashlar block surface and mullioned windows. The sculptural additions were completed by Antonio Federighi and Urbano da Cortona.

The building now serves as a contemporary art gallery and museum. In the second floor, a terrace faces the roofs of the medieval town offering a great view of the Duomo, while on the highest point of the palace a rooftop loggia offers a view of the surrounding landscape.
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Palazzo Piccolomini (Piccolomini Palace) on Map

Sight Name: Palazzo Piccolomini (Piccolomini Palace)
Sight Location: Siena, Italy (See walking tours in Siena)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Siena, Italy

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