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Biblioteca Piccolomini

Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 283048
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Private Tour: Siena and San Gimignano
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“pope pius ii” (26 reviews)
“small room” (21 reviews)
“siena cathedral” (35 reviews)
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Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
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+39 0577 283048
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The big reason for the visit will be to admire the frescoes by Pinturicchio and his Stunning room also.This is a stunning part of the cathedral with its great paintings on the wall and ceilings and the books that are on display. We found this...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small door to get in but wait your turn as this library inside the Siena Cathedral is stunning. If you are in the Cathedral already this is a must stop. Keep moving and take your pictured fast as the security personnel want to keep the...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought that this was an excellent place and was happy that I took the time to visit this spot. You have to buy tickets, thought.

Thank Alicia A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed visiting this little piece of the duomo in Siena. I recommend downloading the Rick Steves audio guide to the duomo, which includes a thorough tour of the Biblioteca.

Thank BSCone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The artwork is stunning in this room and in excellent condition. The illustrated manuscripts are artworks in there own right, only problem is that because of the lighting reflecting on the glass cases you can't get a decent picture. A real need here for non...More

Thank Coralcaybelize
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You need to pay to get in the Duomo but while the inside of the Duomo itself is very mesmerising, it’s Piccolomini Library (Biblioteca) is a gem! With beautifully coloured vault illustrating the life of Pope Pius II. The library itself was built by Cardinal...More

Thank Nazlee M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This room is in the Siena Cathedral and there are sculptures and murals. It is absolutely gorgeous and it will take a long time looking at my pictures to study what I saw.

Thank KB C
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

You would only visit as part of the Doumo ticket. The monks' work in the books are amazing but the ceiling..

Thank kirrieloon
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This side room is located with the Cathedral complex. The room has a mixture of frescoes depicting scenes from both Early Old Testament and New Testament. Vivid colors and great visual storytelling.

Thank Serviceprof
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Be sure to spend some time in this amazing room when you visit the Duomo in Siena. The frescos are wonderful and you could spend quite a lot of time admiring them. There are also very interesting music scores and manuscripts on display. When we...More

Thank betteskid
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jimsack
23 April 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
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ysiNovi_Mi
29 June 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.
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Daria C
10 June 2016|
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Response from BodhisattvaHand | Reviewed this property |
Pienso que no.
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