Piccolomini Palace in Pienza
Don't miss the chance to visit this wonderful palace in the heart of Pienza, a lovely little town in the province of Siena!
As most of the town, this palace was commitioned by Pope Pio II (born Enea Silvio Piccolomini), who was born here. Designed by Leon Battista Alberti's disciple, Bernardo Rossellino, it constitutes on of the first examples of Renaissance architecture.
Among the features that make this palace worth seeing is the inner little yard, which creates a perfect relationship between architecture and the landscape and offers a breath-taking view of the Val d'Orcia.