Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Palazzo Piccolomini

Palazzo Piccolomini is located in the center of Pienza , close to the Duomo.
The building, also known as the Pontificio, was commissioned by Aeneas Piccolomini, that Pope Pius II , to Bernardo Rossellini, within the project of reconstruction of Pienza as the ideal city. Designed in the second half of the fifteenth century (after 1459 ), for its realization Rossellino was inspired by the Palazzo Rucellai in Florence, the work of his teacher Leon Battista Alberti . The palace is one of the earliest examples of Renaissance architecture.
Courtyard
Il Giardino
My partner, Francesca.

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