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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 Biblioteca Piccolomini is a must see if your in Siena and a highlight to me of the Duomo. The frescos are amazing and I love the artwork and the writing in the books as well... read more

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

The Biblioteca Piccolomini is a must see if your in Siena and a highlight to me of the Duomo. The frescos are amazing and I love the artwork and the writing in the books as well. I just feel transported back to near the Renaissance epoch every time I visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is inside the Cathedral. It is an amazing room. A ceiling that, in miniature, recalls the Sistine Chapel (without the crowds, and at a height that is more accessible). The illuminated manuscripts were themselves significant works of art. One of the treasures, not just of Siena, but all Italy.

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Siena, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Small but packed with a historic progression of frescos depicting the life of Pope Pius II, along with his library. Take a close look at the hand-painted flooring tiles...there are three patterns: Moons, a floral design (nearly worn away by foot traffic) and a colorful striped border around the edge. These details escaped me until my fourth visit to the... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Loved this part of the Duomo! It was definitely my favorite by far, but it's too bad since it's so popular you have to go around it pretty fast. Worth a repeat.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The Biblioteca Piccolomini is a must see if your in Siena. The colour and artistry in the frescos are astonishing. Photographs really can't do them justice. When you enter the library you are so taken aback by what is on the walls and ceiling that you almost forget the amazing craftsmanship that goes into the books, although stunning in their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

You MUST visit the Piccolomini as the colours of the frescos are so vibrant and the detail is incredible, BUT- go early (at 10.30am) to give yourself time to linger and enjoy. Any later and the tour groups descend and then you will be herded so quickly through the Picocolomini that you wont have time to let your eyes take... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A Fabulous building, among many fabulous buildings. Just one building in a collection which is absolutely mind-blowing. Allow yourself several hours to see the treasures of this amazing place

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I had no idea how vibrant the colours would be. Absolutely stunning. If you do nothing else in Siena go here.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

A library accesible from the interior of the Siena Duomo. Not to miss and admire its interior but also the books of Pope Pius ll that are kept inside

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

It's one room inside the Siena Cathedral . . . the books and ceiling will draw your attention, but like a lot of these sights . . . be sure to take in how beautiful the floor is.

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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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