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Biblioteca Piccolomini

Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 283048
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Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 283048
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This library is a small side chapel in the Duomo in Siena and admittance is included in your Duomo ticket. It has some beautiful frescos and illuminated choir books that are in excellent and original condition. Good side-stop if you're already in the Duomo anyway.

Thank 337alliep
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Piccolomini library was our favourite part of the Siena Duomo tour. The frescoes are fantastic and, though not as impressive as Michelangelo's Sistine ceiling, they are still beautifully done and worth viewing. Just the basic €4 ticket gets you in, great for the savvy...More

Thank alexander_rutherford
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Biblioteca is rightly considered to be one of Siena's highlights. Not only is it magnificent, but a good tour gives you a sweeping view of the history of the city and region. It's truly magical.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ornate colourful frescos that give this room a wow factor. However something of a 5 min tourist tick box event as one is part of the tourist stroll in a circuit around the room.

Thank Albert Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A 'must visit' spot when you're in the Duomo, even with the long queues - it would be major omission to miss the beautiful walls and ceiling. Photos just cannot do it justice - you need to see it in person.

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is worth seeing when you are in the Duomo. The ceiling and large illuminated music manuscripts are stunning.

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The frescoes and the choir books are out of this world. I was lucky since there weren’t a lot of visitors and I had time to sit down and just enjoy.

Thank Inger H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic museum..and we happened to be there on the first Sunday of the month so no charge. This should be one of the top museums to put on your list. There are lockers to store your backpacks at no charge. It is strategically...More

Thank AJandCin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole Duomo is awe inspiring & the Piccolomini is absolutely beautiful! The colours of the frescos on the walls & the roof are stunning & so intricate - it's hard to believe that they look like this after all these centuries. The manuscripts of...More

Thank kem195824
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful paintings (you'll need either a guide or a thorough knowledge of Latin in order to know which illustrates what), and splendid manuscripts. I can only imagine the amount of work needed to decorate all the books, the walls and 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.