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Palazzo Vescovile

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Tuscany Countryside Day Trip from Rome including 3-Course & Wine Tasting
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Tuscany Countryside Day Trip from Rome including 3-Course & Wine Tasting

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If you have time for just one side trip from Rome, make it Tuscany. Leave the transportation and logistics to someone else on this guided exploration of the Val d’Orcia region. You can simply relax and enjoy a walking tour of Montepulciano, a stop at Sant’Antimo Abbey, along with free time to stroll and shop in UNESCO-listed Pienza. Fuel up with an included 3-course lunch and wine tasting.
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AlbertSalichs wrote a review May 2020
Manresa, Spain8075 contributions867 helpful votes
Palazzo Vescovile is one of some important buildings located in Piazza Pio II (the main square) in Pienza, a Renaissance town in Tuscany Region, in the center of Italy. Obviously this palace has a Renaissance facade and it is nice, especially all buildings that surround the main square, a very beautiful full complex. (See also Piazza Pio II, Il Duomo di Pienza, Palazzo Piccolomini and Palazzo Comunale di Pienza)
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Jack T wrote a review Mar 2019
Frankfurt, Germany1229 contributions221 helpful votes
great to walk around the city and discover the small streets going off right and left. sit down for a meal in one of the many trestaurants
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Date of experience: July 2018
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John M wrote a review Dec 2018
Santa Cruz, California4222 contributions415 helpful votes
Palazzo Vescovile is an old palace and now a museum of sorts, in the main city square. Do go inside if it is open during your visit to Pienza.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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GlobetTrotterTerrone wrote a review Jun 2017
Rome, Italy72 contributions5 helpful votes
Pienza is a nice place to enjoy food and sighseeing. One major attraction is the Palazzo Vescovile, which is one of the major spots in the town. Architecture addicts will love it.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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MS4866 wrote a review Dec 2015
London, United Kingdom106 contributions36 helpful votes
The whole town is postcard-perfect, with dramatic views, a Renaissance cathedral that threatens to slide down into the Val d'Orcia, winding streets, fine municipal buildings and good restaurants. It was built for the personal glorification of Enio Silvio Piccolomini, aka Pope Pius II. Zeffirelli used it for his film Romeo and Juliet. The town's museum is small and manageable, with a varied collection of pleasing things. But the great treasure is an embroidered cope given to Enio Silvio by Michael Paleologos, who had to do a bunk when the Turks invaded the Peloponnese and took refuge with the Piccolomini. It was already 150 years old then, and was no mean gift. It was made in 13th-century London, and has been lovingly maintained, though sadly now it is in a case tilted away from the low lighting, so it is not easy to see the hundreds of detailed birds and beasts, and the dozens of ravishingly-embroidered panels. It would be too easy just to walk through this room and miss it, but don't. You will soon realise that you have never seen anything like it. Please do all you can to persuade the museum to position the case so the whole thing is more readily view-able; it is an astonishing thing, worth more than one visit.
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Date of experience: September 2015
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