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Biblioteca Piccolomini

Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena, Italy
+39(0577)283048
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Ranked #1 of 56 attractions in Siena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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Lake Placid, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

While visiting the Cathedral, it's worth visiting this side room with a beautifully painted ceiling and it's display of illuminated manuscripts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Paintings that reveal more as you stare at the detail and nothing but admiration for the skill and work of the luminaires

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Side room to left of cathedral, the full beauty of the wall and ceiling paintings not apparent until you enter. Not to be missed if you are in cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a treasure trove for art and historians. Such vibrant colors and a more intimate setting to really enjoy the space. The lighting is fabulous.

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Siena Cathedral is great in itself but when you step into the Biblioteca you will be amazed. Fortunately it seems like you can stay and walk around as much as you want. The paintings and golors on walls and ceiling are so rich and unbelievable.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

When you pay the entrance of the Duomo (4eur) the visit of the Biblioteca is included. Beautiful place. We bought a combined ticket for Duomo, Biblioteca, museum, crypt and Baptistero : 12eur.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Tremendous frescoes, just beautiful. Included in the SI pass. Doesn't take long to view but don't miss it!

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Siena, Toscana, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

If you are visiting the Cathedral of Siena, it is worth taking in a look in this side-room, which is a very unique frescoed room commissioned by the Piccolomini family to house the writings of Pope Pius II (although the writings were never sent back to Siena but remain in Rome, leaving the room to instead display a beautiful collection... More

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Incredible Renaissance decor - with great tromp l'oeil murals. Inside the duomo, so you can't miss it

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Beautiful illuminated manuscripts in large bold script sit below an exquisite vaulted ceiling that would do the Vatican proud. It was a serendipitous surprise amidst the grand cathedral. Wonderful!

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