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Biblioteca Piccolomini

Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 283048
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“small room” (21 reviews)
“pope pius ii” (25 reviews)
“siena cathedral” (34 reviews)
Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 283048
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our admission was included with our admission to the Cathedral. Definitely worth stopping by the room. It's amazing to contemplate the work entailed in creating the books, not just the calligraphy but the artwork incorporated as well. The room itself is a masterpiece as well....More

Thank yankeedoodle
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must see even if the room is not that big. How amazing to see the absolute detail of books that were written so many decades ago. The art work was so beautiful that all I could do was to stare and take...More

Thank Alrentia V
Reviewed 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 15 October 2017

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 13 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..

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22 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
28 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.
Daria C
9 June 2016|
Response from BodhisattvaHand | Reviewed this property |
Pienso que no.