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Biblioteca Piccolomini

Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 283048
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“small room” (23 reviews)
“pope pius ii” (27 reviews)
“siena cathedral” (37 reviews)
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Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
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+39 0577 283048
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"small room"
in 23 reviews
"pope pius ii"
in 27 reviews
"siena cathedral"
in 37 reviews
"choir books"
in 19 reviews
"illuminated manuscripts"
in 19 reviews
"beautiful room"
in 7 reviews
"walls and ceiling"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful library"
in 6 reviews
"three graces"
in 9 reviews
"amazing frescoes"
in 8 reviews
"main cathedral"
in 9 reviews
"on display"
in 15 reviews
"works of art"
in 7 reviews
"take your time"
in 8 reviews
"opa si pass"
in 6 reviews
"vivid"
in 34 reviews
"miniature"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breath taking place. Surrounded by masterpieces and beauty. I really enjoyed my visit. Do not miss this attraction.

Thank MireillePlam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed these beautiful paintings but only takes two minutes to see them and a queue to get in even in winter - summer would certainly be longer. The rest of the church is just as stunning so not a necessity if queues are bad.

1  Thank SarahRRR
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Piccolo mini new how to live. very learned he was religious and a general. the library shows all his varied interests. a great place to visit

Thank rickruffino
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This "library" now houses a collection of 15th century chant texts. It was originally designed to house the library of Pope Pius II. The project was patronised by Tedeschi who was elected Pope Pius II as the frescoes were being completed by Pinturicchio and Raphael....More

1  Thank Stephen P
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This is a small room off the main area in the Duomo. The frescoes are amazing! The colors are so bright. Stand off to the side so you can take in these amazing works of art. These walls are flat, hard to believe.

Thank GRS-SJS
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

This is a small room inside the Siena Cathedral. Make sure you visit it; it would be easy to miss the entrance to this room. The frescos are wonderful and you could spend quite a lot of time admiring the detail in them; however the...More

Thank laneybelle
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

The library is beautiful, with the old manuscripts and the paintings on the wall, it is something about it, it makes you wanna just stay and watch and meditate. It’s a must see!

Thank mihcojocaru
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

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

3  Thank VadimM67
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

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

Thank gweeboonhiah
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jimsack
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
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ysiNovi_Mi
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.
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Daria C
9 June 2016|
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Response from BodhisattvaHand | Reviewed this property |
Pienso que no.
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