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Biblioteca Piccolomini

Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 283048
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Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 283048
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Biblioteca is rightly considered to be one of Siena's highlights. Not only is it magnificent, but a good tour gives you a sweeping view of the history of the city and region. It's truly magical.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ornate colourful frescos that give this room a wow factor. However something of a 5 min tourist tick box event as one is part of the tourist stroll in a circuit around the room.

Thank Albert Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A 'must visit' spot when you're in the Duomo, even with the long queues - it would be major omission to miss the beautiful walls and ceiling. Photos just cannot do it justice - you need to see it in person.

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is worth seeing when you are in the Duomo. The ceiling and large illuminated music manuscripts are stunning.

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The frescoes and the choir books are out of this world. I was lucky since there weren’t a lot of visitors and I had time to sit down and just enjoy.

Thank Inger H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic museum..and we happened to be there on the first Sunday of the month so no charge. This should be one of the top museums to put on your list. There are lockers to store your backpacks at no charge. It is strategically...More

Thank AJandCin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole Duomo is awe inspiring & the Piccolomini is absolutely beautiful! The colours of the frescos on the walls & the roof are stunning & so intricate - it's hard to believe that they look like this after all these centuries. The manuscripts of...More

Thank kem195824
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful paintings (you'll need either a guide or a thorough knowledge of Latin in order to know which illustrates what), and splendid manuscripts. I can only imagine the amount of work needed to decorate all the books, the walls and the ceiling.

Thank Ramona_Mateescu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Within the Cathedral in Siena, there is a small, richly decorated library containing manuscripts which are written in Latin and appear (to me) to be hymnbooks. This is a fabulous little gem inside the cathedral.

Thank Harold K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The library is located within the cathedral and was our favourite part of the visit. We'd have liked to spend longer but the high number of visitors meant that we were pressurised by the attendant/guard to keep moving on.

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April 22, 2017|
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Response from jen1105 | Reviewed this property |
The Piccolomini Library is housed within the Duomo. On TripAdvisor, The Duomo is listed as the Siena Cathedral and is the #2 "Things to do in Siena". If you go to that TripAdvisor listing, you will see a yellow button... More
June 28, 2016|
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Response from lllaroo | Reviewed this property |
I believe the library is open year round at the same times as the Duomo itself.
Daria C
June 9, 2016|
Response from BodhisattvaHand | Reviewed this property |
Pienso que no.