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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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Best part of the Duomo

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.

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

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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brisbane
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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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San Jose, California
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

It's difficult to describe this room: the best thing to do is to see with your oen eyes, you will understand

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The brightness and vibrancy of the images were outstanding, and the 15th century hymnals amazingly brilliant colours.

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Petaluma, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This library in a side room of the fabulous main cathedral of Siena is like a rich frosting on an already ultra flavorful cake. It contains many beautifully illuminated books. They made me think of Umberto Ecco's masterpiece "The Name of the Rose" that has to do with the creation of such books. But these books, any one of which... More 

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Additional Information about Biblioteca Piccolomini

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

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