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Biblioteca Piccolomini

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
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+39 0577 283048
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$125.47*
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Private Tour: Siena and San Gimignano
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E' sempre un piacere rivederla anche se si deve entrare in fila data la delicatezza degli affreschi e senza soffermarsi troppo. Always excited to see it again. You will have to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

E' sempre un piacere rivederla anche se si deve entrare in fila data la delicatezza degli affreschi e senza soffermarsi troppo. Always excited to see it again. You will have to line up to get in and you are not allowed to stay too long in. But....it's definitely worth.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only way to grasp the beauty of this place is to visit it yourself. I cannot express the artistry and exceptional level of detail in words. Amazing!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

The library was very moving. The mural colors seem as vibrant as when they were first installed. The historical story/timeline is so well depicted. The music sheets looks like they were just written.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

Such a marvelous library! Incredible frescos on the walls and also the miniatures that decorate the ancient books. Need to see it!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Included in the cathedral visitn beautiful frescos and exceptionally decorated books on display ... Wow!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

I can't describe my feelings for this room. As a musician, I find it overwhelmingly beautiful inspiring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

this place was really amazing, it was so beautiful that I was speechless, the colors, the paintings, everything was so harmonious.

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Welland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

As part of the Duomo experience, this rates highly and is a must in Siena. It left me speachless. Look at the quality of work from across the room and then take a close look at the uneven walls they achieved this on.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Not books but musical manuscripts on vellum. Sit down and enjoy the frescoes and the architecture, Walk around and admire the manuscripts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Recently restored and not to be missed. This 16th centrury work is one of his clasic works. Don't miss this as it is very easy to get distracted by all the fantastic intracacies of the Cathedral.

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