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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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Out of the world Fresos

This is located inside the Siena Cathedral in a hall and you will be amazed at the rich colors and brightness of these frescos even after so many centuries. It reminded us of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is located inside the Siena Cathedral in a hall and you will be amazed at the rich colors and brightness of these frescos even after so many centuries. It reminded us of Sistine Chapel or the Raphael Rooms in Vatican. Unfortunately we did not have a guide to explain us the frescos.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this city. It was so much more to do than I had expected. Although busy with tourist, you never felt that it was too busy. Glad we spent the day here and would go back again

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought the most impressive part was the ancient illuminated pages of music along the wall shelf. After a while of touring Siena, you almost get numb to the paintings/murals, sad to say, and these didn't really grab me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is best taken in with a guided tour as there is very little information provided about the wall and ceiling paintings. These are so rich in colour and detail that they nearly overwhelm the senses. My photographs of this interior are the most impressive of my Italian holiday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For only a small room, it is pretty spectacular! The ceiling and walls are pretty amazing, and I just loved the crescent moons on the floor tiles! There were lots of beautiful old books lining the walls which were amazing to see. Don't miss this room!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredibly bright and vivid colors of the frescoes. If you are unlucky to enter when a large group is in, leave and return when the chapel is less crowded. Spend some time inside, it is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To my mind, the most remarkable part of our visit to the cathedral. Vivid colour and ornate detail make the ceiling a genuine spectacle. Do not miss it!

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Villar Perosa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw lot of people entering a side chapel , but then we found this jewel , with its frescoes , the group of the Tre Grazie , a Roman sculpture , and we were reluctant to move out of this unexpected beautiful chamber .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place to visit. The colors are amazing. We were listening to Risk Steves' audio guide which described all highlights and history of the frescoes. We waited for several tour groups to leave and then had the place to ourselves. Highly recommend it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ceiling and the walls of this small library is covered with the most amazing frescoes in a very good condition.It is part of the main cathedral and it is more like an art gallery.Not to be missed.

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