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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” (36 reviews)
Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 283048
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Reviewed yesterday

The Piccolomini library is adjacent to the left of the Cathedral. Ten frescoes by Pinturicchio attract to the library. Library was created in 1492 by order of the Archbishop of Siena, Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini (then Pope Pius III). However, it is dedicated to the previous...More

Thank VadimM67
Reviewed 6 days ago

Believe it or not, there are even better frescoed walls around, in Florence (Brancacci chapel), in Arezzo (Piero!), the Baroncelli chapel in Santa Croce, the refectory in S. Maria Novella. But this is a good one too. The work of Pinturicchio, teacher of Perugino, teacher...More

Thank ronald k
Reviewed 1 week ago

the ceiling was a sight to behold, so were the frescoes and the illuminated music books belonging to Pope Puis II.

Thank gweeboonhiah
Reviewed 1 week ago

This library is in the inside of Siena Cathedral and has its walls filled with art work, it is definitely worth the visit.

Thank Débora S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as you enter the library, your breath is taken away by the colours of the amazing frescoes. The ceiling is richly decorated. The care taken in producing the ancient books is mind-blowing. A must see! I bought a €13 ticket which allowed entry...More

Thank FTMDave
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really wonderful place. I was there alone, so I had more time to enjoy the beauty of it all. I saw that groups are encouraged to keep moving, because there are really many people going there, so they spend less than 2 minutes there!...More

1  Thank Bob R
Reviewed 9 December 2017

For some reason guides are not permitted into this sizable room with a small door, almost like a chapel, off the nave of the Siena Cathedral. Your eyes do the guiding: extraordinarily bright and clean wall frescos, a strikingly decorated ceiling, and rows of large...More

Thank twoinmaine
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

This room, off of the main part of the church, took my breath away. Honestly, it’s one of the most spectacular places I’ve seen in Italy. There is a station to listen to the room’s history. It’s €2 but well worth it. As a book...More

1  Thank Hildezahn H
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This is an amazing place. The walls and ceiling are richly decorated. The frescoes were done between 1502 and 1507. There is great detail and wonderful vibrant colour in them. Also on display are a few fascinating old books. This is a room that is...More

Thank Barbarblanc
Reviewed 21 November 2017

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
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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.