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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” (26 reviews)
“siena cathedral” (36 reviews)
Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 283048
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 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
Reviewed 10 January 2018

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 9 January 2018

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 21 December 2017

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
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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.