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Palazzo Piccolomini, a magnificent city palace overlooking the landscape of the Val d’Orcia, was the residence of the Pope and his family. The noble residence, designed by Rossellino, was built on the ancient building where Enea Silvio Piccolomini was born in 1405. The division into three orders of the façade is repeated in the rear loggia, which is accessed by visiting the palace.

The loggia, like an open-air theater, overlooks the Renaissance style hanging garden and the breathtaking view of the Val d’Orcia. The interiors of Palazzo Piccolomini, an authentic museum house with furniture and works of art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, were brought to new splendor by Count Silvio Piccolomini, who lived in the building until 1962.