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“Wow! Amazing! Beautiful!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Biblioteca Piccolomini

Biblioteca Piccolomini
Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena, Italy
+39(0577)283048
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Ranked #1 of 57 Attractions in Siena
Type: Libraries
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Waverly, Pennsylvania
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“Wow! Amazing! Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Unbelievable color and history! From the 1500's and have never been retouched. The walls are adorned with artwork panels of the life of Piccolomini.

Visited April 2013
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“Excellent Artwork”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

See my post on the Siena Cathedral. The biblioteca is inside the main structure of the Siena Cathedral. Again, the 12 euro all access ticket allows entry into this attraction. this is definitely another site worth seeing. NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED!

Visited April 2013
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“Absolutely Amazing - Don't miss it on your Cathedral tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

This is Stunning! The colours used on the Fresco's seem to be alive and it feels like it has just been painted. This is the best presented 'room' I have seen so far in Italy, and I've seen quite a few. Take the opportunity to sit around the edges and look at the detail.
NOT TO BE MISSED
Just be careful as this is part of the main Cathedral and while it is signposted it would be easy to miss.

Visited March 2013
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Asheboro, North Carolina
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“Go into the library”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We had finished looking at the cathedral, been impressed by the Bernini and Donatello works and finally figured out which sculpture was the real Michelangelo when my wife asked if wanted to "go into the library--apparently it's part of the tour." Wow, am I glad we decided to go in! The colors are amazingly fresh. Really worth the visit, especially if you get lucky as we did and visit when there isn't much of a crowd.

Visited March 2013
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Pelham, New York
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“Stunning!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This seems recently restored, and it looks like a box of jewels! Frescoes and ornamentation cover the upper walls and ceilings. Along the walls, below the frescoes and behind glass, are large illuminated manuscripts from the fifteenth century. This is a small room off the main Siena cathedral, but well worth the extra minutes. Don't miss it!

Visited March 2013
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