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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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Private Tour: Siena and San Gimignano
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stunning paintings

an incredible place to visit. Very impressive paintings and impressive books as well. The stories behind the paintings are very helpful (audio tour) to better understand the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kerkdriel, The Netherlands
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Kerkdriel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

an incredible place to visit. Very impressive paintings and impressive books as well. The stories behind the paintings are very helpful (audio tour) to better understand the background of this historical place

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When visiting the Duomo, you are able to visit this room off to the side of the main Duomo. Whether correct or not, you don't seem to need to buy another ticket for this, as suggested at the box office. The library is full of medieval manuscripts of early religious chants. The decoration of the room is really impressive, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fantastic room within the cathedral with magnificent frescos. You may want to take a very thorough look at each pieces because they worth it. Take photos even though they cannot give back the experience.

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the visit. The entire complex was significant. Astounding art and architecture everywhere you looked!

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit whilst visiting the Siena Cathedral (included in the ticket price). Built in the late 1400's by Piccolini, this is a very small but nonetheless impressive room to visit whilst in the Cathedral itself. The frescoes on the ceiling and walls contain bright and vivid colours. Choir books from early centuries with individual illustrations are illuminated (under... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting with a lot of nice art and of course medieval manuscripts. It is in the cathedral so you can visit that one as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible room - must be the best collection of illustrated medieval manuscripts in the world - the fresco's are outstanding and so vibrant amazing space.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a lover of old books this was a very special experience to see some of the first illustrated books ever. The frescoes were also amazing despite the crowds

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic hidden gem. All part of the Siena pass ticket which gets you into most things in the cathedral. The illuminated manuscripts are amazing and the fresco incredible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never visited this site and it is really gorgeous !!!. The room is not very wide, but very well organised, you can just walk through or you can sit and admire the beautiful paintings on the walls and on the roof. Not to say about the marvellous books open. It will not need so much time, but however long... More 

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