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Biblioteca Piccolomini

Address: Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena, Italy
Phone Number: +39(0577)283048
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Ranked #3 of 54 Attractions in Siena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Methuen, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Beautifully preserved choir books in cases and a ceiling of color depicting a family history. Amazing color and pictures.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Wonderful colours on ceiling, glowing frescoes - & don't forget to look at the ancient books open in the cases.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Take out the audioguide at the Duomo and make sure not to leave the Piccolomini Library out - very interesting and worth a visit

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The most amazing frescoes cover the walls and serve as a stunning backdrop to the gorgeous illustrated manuscripts on display. The ceiling is fantastic too, its well worth visiting and is included with the multi ticket for the Duomo

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Memphis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

These are the original? I am not an art lover but this place excited me. If you are in that area it is a do not miss.

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Hale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

There's a combined 12 Euro ticket which gives access(over a three day period) to the Duomo, Baptistery, Crypt and Biblioteca - make sure you go to them all. The Biblioteca is gorgeous, with vivid frescoes and fascinating illuminated manuscripts that are in superb condition.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Small room filled with magnificent illuminated music manuscripts. The ceiling is intricately painted and it is a bright and airy room.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Its amazing, not like any other church i have been to in Italy till now. The floor is beautiful, and they have a huge book, very old in one of the rooms, that i could stay and look at it for hours. Its worth the 7 euros they charge in order to enter!

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Absolutely amazing to see these murals and illustrated hymnals. The colours are as fresh as the day they were painted. Go see.

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Once inside the 'zebra' cathedral, proceed along the north(left) aisle and walk through the doorway to the Libreria built in 1495 by Cardinal Francesco Piccolomini (the future Pope Pius III) for the books he inherited from his uncle, Pope Pius II. A selection of magnificently illuminated medieval musical texts was on display when we visited. As you move around the... More

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