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“a masterpiece inside a masterpiece”

Biblioteca Piccolomini
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$154.13*
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Private Tour: Siena and San Gimignano
Ranked #3 of 147 things to do in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
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Oslo, Norway
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“a masterpiece inside a masterpiece”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

buy the pass and spend at least half a day to visit the wonderful cathedral, included this fantastic library.

Visited December 2012
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Farmington, Connecticut
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282 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Magical Ancient Light”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Frescoes, floor tiles, illuminated manuscripts, amazing ceiling. This is one room, small compared to the Duomo, and it is a sight you will not want to miss. It is perfection. Decipher the story of Eleanor on the walls. Marvel at the hand painted illuminated books that are arranged around the perimeter. This is one of the world's most beautiful interior spaces.
Worth the journey and the modest price of admission.

Visited November 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Beautiful frescos. Definitely go see it if you are in Siena. The day we were there, in the off-season, it was empty so we had the whole room to ourselves.

Visited November 2012
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Clio, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Do not miss this!”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

We are serious. The frescos and illuminated music books are nothing short of stunning. Try to time your visit to avoid tour groups because the room is simply too small to handle them and still be magical. You won't be disappointed.

Visited November 2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

I recommend a audio guide for this amazing venue, very informative and beautiful. A must do while in Siena!

Visited October 2012
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