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Biblioteca Piccolomini

Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena, Italy
+39(0577)283048
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Ranked #2 of 56 Attractions in Siena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The walls are so vibrant and beautiful. The Duomo is worth a visit all by itself even without a stop in Piccolomini's room, but this is definitely the highlight. Only takes about ten to twenty minutes to make your way around, depending on how long you'd like to linger

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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is a true gem. Never mind the great artwork on the pages of the books the ceiling and paintings around the wall are not to be missed. Another great site in Siena.

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Leeds UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

What a wonderful ceiling - it takes your breath away and distracts from the manuscripts in glass cases round the walls. Don't miss it! As it is part of the admission to the Duomo - a most stunning cathedral - it's just a matter of making sure the Duomo hasn't overwhelmed such that you miss this out.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The frescos could have been painted yesterday they ate so bright. I loved the costumes and the details.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The frescoes are beautiful in this tiny room off the main basilica, the books are works of art, a lovely room which is well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

In this place inside the Siena Cathedral, you will find amazing fresco paintings It definitely worths the visit

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

You need to pay in order to visit the Dome in Siena, and the Biblioteca is included so be sure you do not miss it as this is really wonderful: the paintings on the wall, the exposed books from 15th century etc.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The library is a beautiful and quiet building - free to enter for all comers.....well equipped with various seating options, and sectioned really well for the various ages...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went through during a self-guided tour. I wish I could have translated the text in the massive books. The artwork was magnificent and spend about 10 minutes total in the Biblioteca.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Simply stunning! Of all the places I visited in Italy in 2 weeks, this room had the most wow factor. You must see it!

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