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Biblioteca Piccolomini

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena, Italy
Phone Number: +39(0577)283048
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The cathedral is a must on a visit to Sienna and this is the highlight. Beautifully painted and includes an early impression by the artist of Scotland. If only it did look like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The cathedral is a must on a visit to Sienna and this is the highlight. Beautifully painted and includes an early impression by the artist of Scotland. If only it did look like that!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If you're at the Siena Cathedral, make sure you go into the Piccolomini (inside the Cathedral). The colors of the frescoes are surprisingly bright! Look at the music books around the room too - very large books of Gregorian chants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful rooms we visited while in Italy. From the colorful frescoes, to the amazingly detailed scores, to a copy of the "Three Graces", this space is truly transformational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Incredible, vivid, extensive wall paingtings abbd ornate creiling. Beautiful, and a nice, quiet addition to the tour of the Cathedral itself.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Didn't even know this room existed until we were about to leave the Duomo cathedral. It's a little door off to the left hand side (as you enter) and it's breathtaking! If you are going to the Duomo make sure you spend some time in here looking at the detail of the paintings and books. Superb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

An absolute gem of a room! After the grandeur of the Duomo, the small scale of this library was a surprise. It was beautiful, and a real highlight of our trip to Sienna.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Biblioteca Piccolomini is an incredible museum that tracks history and art through the millennium since Siena was first settled. View artificacts and exhibits that explain how Siena and Tuscany was settled.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Piccolomini Library is a large room located inside the Siena cathedral (Duomo), to the left as your enter. A ticket to the cathedral itself allows entry to this as well. It contains precious illuminated choir books and frescoes painted by Bernardino di Betto which tell the story of the life of Cardinal Enea Silvio Piccolomini, a native of Siena... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Every area is covered in paintings, frescoes by famous Italian artists, the sides had illuminated manuscripts showing music scores. We went to a midnight concert and part of it was in there.Absolutely magical.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Piccolomini library (included in the cathedral visit) is breathtaking, with its never-restored frescoes that look like they were painted only yesterday. Wow!

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena, Italy
Phone Number: +39(0577)283048
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena

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