Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena

Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena

The Palace was built between 1460 and 1595, is a typical example of Renaissance architecture in Florentine style and presents two Piccolomini coats of arms on the stone facade; it is also characterised by an inner courtyard, where capitals, made by the sculptor Marrina around 1509-1510, can be admired. The Palazzo resembles both to the Palazzo Ruccellai by Leon Battista Alberti, and the one designed by Rossellino himself for the Palazzo Piccolomini of Pienza. It was the residence of the noble Sienese family, bankers to the papal court, one of the most important and influential lineages in the city from the twelfth century.


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