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Biblioteca Piccolomini

Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 54 attractions in Siena
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Libraries
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went to see what must be one of the earliest pictorial representations of Scotland. The whole fresco cycle is amazing and a "must" when visiting Siena

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The entrance to the Duomo is free, but to visit the complementary rooms and buildings you must have to pay small fees. And, to enter the Library you have to pay as well, but it is totally worth it! Inside you'll find an incredibly painted and decorated room that displays books from the 13th, 14th and 15th !! Looking at... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a wonderful place to see while in Sienna. For all art lovers it is a must. The frescoes are amazing and the colours are wonderful. I agree with Austin720 that it is worth the extra money to see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The colour and detail of the frescoes on the walls and ceilings of this room are utterly beautiful. You can instantly imagine yourself amongst the people of generations past. This is one of the most wonderful rooms that I have ever been in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

A very interesting place that is part of the Siena duomo. The frescos are fantastic. The room is a trip. After all, if you have come this far, you might as well see everything

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Going in January meant the weather was a bit chilly to sit in the Campo, and most of the gelaterias were closed. Still it's a lovely place to walk through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

amazing. Definitely a must see if you are visiting sienna. The detail on the frescos are amazing and you just stand there in awe looking at all the history and wondering how they did all these magnificent things so long ago .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Be sure to stop here while you are inside the cathedral. The colors of the frescos are amazing, and the room is covered in frescos. Really, it's like stepping into another universe. Also, purchase the combo ticket--well worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

This little gem is a must see when you visit the Duomo in Siena. The beauty of the frescoes as well as the illuminated music scores lining the walls is certainly worth the extra couple of euros required to get in. I love playing my part in keeping this art alive.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

in fact, i didn't understand why you need to pay extra for the entrace to the library when you alredy bought a ticket to duomo.

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