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“Do not miss this!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Biblioteca Piccolomini

Biblioteca Piccolomini
Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena, Italy
+39(0577)283048
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Ranked #3 of 54 Attractions in Siena
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Clio, California
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“Do not miss this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We are serious. The frescos and illuminated music books are nothing short of stunning. Try to time your visit to avoid tour groups because the room is simply too small to handle them and still be magical. You won't be disappointed.

Visited November 2012
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“Wonderful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I recommend a audio guide for this amazing venue, very informative and beautiful. A must do while in Siena!

Visited October 2012
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“Not to be missed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Located within the Duomo, the biblioteca is a marvelous, exuberant, room filled with frescoes by Tuscan masters and a ceiling that makes you want to lie down on the floor and stare at it for an hour or so.

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“Jaw-droppingly impressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Part of the Duomo, the amazing ceilings and walls in this tiny library make the illuminated manuscripts that it contains almost pale into insignificance. The gilding and painting on the ceiling is as sharp as when it was done and the frescos are truly stunning.

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“Remarkable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is one of the nicest rooms I have ever had the pleasure to visit. It stands alongside the Hall of Maps in the Vatican in Rome. It oozes quality and high crafmanship. And the books are pretty impressive too.

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