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Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 283048
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All reviews pope pius ii small room illuminated manuscripts siena cathedral choir books walls and ceiling beautiful room beautiful library three graces amazing frescoes main cathedral on display sistine chapel take your time works of art opa si pass vivid
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

inside the Dome, there is even a more beautiful space - Biblioteca Piccolomini a special man became Pope Pius II, and the walls describe his life, with ten frescoes by Pinturicchio and the young Raffaello Sanzio the ceiling is a masterpiece, also, and the Three...More

Thank PopisteanuG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really beautiful historical library inside the cathedral. The wall paintings are amazing and so are the 15th century books.

Thank pernillah2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning paintings by Pinturricchio showing scenes from the life of a Piccolomini pope. Also wonderful illuminated manuscripts.

Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss the door going inside thinking it's just a a chapel. This small room is covered in paintings to the ceiling AND the ceiling. There are also large medieval books that are open that line the lower part of the wall. It's quite spectacular.

Thank lcb5310
Reviewed October 13, 2018

speechless to see the old mediaval wall pictures, it reads like a book also some old books are visible

Thank Daniel19721972
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Part of the Cathedral tour. The illuminated music was breathtaking. I only wish we could have listened to it somehow.

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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

It is a fairly small room which made it a little crowded, but well worth checking out. The ceiling was so beautiful it was almost unreal looking.

Thank Meagan I
Reviewed October 4, 2018

The building, which is an annex of the north aisle of the Cathedral, was commissioned by Cardinal Piccolombini (later Pope Pius III) in the late 15th century to house the books of his uncle, Pope Pius II. The magnificent ten frescoes, lively colored, painted by...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Much to admire in this small library area. The paintings really are something to see. Such depth. Well preserved.

Thank sophia27
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We loved seeing all of the beautiful things in this room, most especially the music for the chants - hand-done in paint colors that were awesome, especially the gold.

Thank Meryl B
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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.