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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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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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Ashby de la Zouch, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the "gems" of Siena cathedral. The paintings are breathtakingly colourful and vibrant. This place seems flooded with light in comparison to the cathedral itself. Well worth a look.

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This visit is included in the visit to the cathedral and do not forget visit it, as it is maybe the most beautiful part of the visit. Painting there and the ancient, immense books with minitaure oaintings are not to be missed

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In the cathedral is the famous Biblioteca Piccolomini, built in 1495 by Cardinal Piccolini, , the future Pius III. The brilliant colours of the ceiling.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 4 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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