Tickets to Palazzo Piccolomini, Palazzo Borgia, Diocesan Museum, labyrinth and crypt in Pienza
Attractions & guided tours

Tickets to Palazzo Piccolomini, Palazzo Borgia, Diocesan Museum, labyrinth and crypt in Pienza

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese , Russian , Japanese
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 48 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore Palazzo Piccolomini and the first Renaissance hanging garden
  • Visit the Diocesan Museum in Palazzo Borgia and the crypt of the Cathedral
  • Discover how light inspired the reconstruction of Pienza as an ideal city
What to expect

Discover four architectural wonders located in the main square of Pienza: Palazzo Piccolomini and its Renaissance garden, Palazzo Borgia and the Diocesan Museum, the Cathedral, the crypt and the labyrinth.

The magnificent Piccolomini Palace was built in 1459 and is unanimously considered the first example of Renaissance architecture. It was commissioned by Enea Silvio Piccolomini (who later became Pope Pius II) to Bernardo Rossellino, as part of a project to rebuild Pienza as an ideal city. The design of the palace is inspired by the models of Florentine private architecture.

The building is found in a lovely location, right in the center of Pienza near the Duomo. Built on a regular plan around a courtyard with a fountain in the center, it has as its true architectural theme the relationship with the landscape: from the porch on the backside, you can enjoy an extraordinary view of the Val d'Orcia and Monte Amiata. A perfect mixture of art and nature.

In addition to Palazzo Piccolomini, the pass Pienza Città di Luce includes access to the Diocesan Museum located inside Palazzo Borgia, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta designed by Rossellino, and the Church of San Giovanni, also called the crypt. From here, you'll enter the labyrinth, a system of drainage tunnels dug under the apse of the Cathedral.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Pienza Città di Luce (valid for 2 days): Palazzo Piccolomini, Palazzo Borgia - Diocesan Museum, Cathedral, crypt and labyrinth
    • Audio guide in 8 languages (30 minutes)
    • Access to temporary exhibitions
    Reduced price
    • Students (age 6-25)
    • Groups of minimum 15 - maximum 25 people

    Free tickets can only be purchased at the ticket office:

    • Children (age 0-5)
    • Disabled with a helper
    Where

    Palazzo Piccolomini - Piazza Pio II 2, 53026 Pienza SI, Italy

    What to remember
    • Pienza Città di Luce (ticket valid for 2 days): entrance and free audio guide to Palazzo Piccolomini, Renaissance garden, Palazzo Borgia, Diocesan Museum, Cathedral, crypt and labyrinth
    • The audio guide is available in English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese
    • Show a valid ID/certificate to prove the right to reduced or free admission
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    When
    • Friday to Sunday from 10.00am to 6.30pm (last entrance at 6.00pm)
    • Closing days: January 1, January 7 to February 14, December 25
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    Provider
    Opera Duomo Siena
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    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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