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“Not to be missed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Biblioteca Piccolomini

Biblioteca Piccolomini
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$135*
and up
Private Tour: Siena and San Gimignano
Ranked #3 of 101 things to do in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
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Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

You can check out the library while inside the Siena Cathedral, as it is located in one of the cathedral wings. All sides of the library are just gorgeous to behold -- don't forget to look up! Its not very big though, so be ready for crowds.

Visited May 2012
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“a masterpiece inside a masterpiece”
5 of 5 stars 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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“Magical Ancient Light”
5 of 5 stars 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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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars 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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“Do not miss this!”
5 of 5 stars 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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