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Biblioteca Piccolomini

Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 283048
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Private Tour: Siena and San Gimignano
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Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The minute you walk in the room you will be amazed by the incredible art work that surrounds you. The admission is included in the Siena Cathedral combo ticket so be sure to make that purchase decision. Don't miss this beautiful room of art.

Thank zimmys57
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Its inside the cathedral. Very beautifull. The fresco' s tell the story of popo Pius2. We liked it so much. Maybe better then the sixtinian chappel in Rome!

Thank Lieneke U
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were enthralled by the beauty and decoration. The huge very old books showed amazing illustrations all around the room. Another must see part of the Duomo Di Siena.

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing frescoes, ceilings and illustrated sheet music. The church itself is worth the four Euro entry, but four me this room was the highlight and worth entry by itself.

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is only one room accessible while in the Siena Cathedral but packed with the most amazing paintings and huge books. Don't forget to look up!

Thank Travelling C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This alone is worth the entry fee to the Duomo. Try not to go in a tour, otherwise you'll get hustled through here too quickly when you really want to spend more time looking at everything.

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful paintings that can only be accessed from inside the Duomo. Worth a good look. Go early so that you can beat the crowd.

Thank guitarist2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow -- magnificent 'library' with frescoes that are beautifully preserved. Also music books on display. When you enter the room (just to the left inside the cathedral) it is suggested you work your way around the edge of the room starting from the right. This...More

Thank kwagmeister
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a side room in the cathedral, but it's worth the price of admission by itself. This room is dedicated to the greatest pope from Siena, Pius II (Aeneas Piccolomini), whose fascinating life story is told on the superb frescoes on the walls. Add...More

Thank TolinRiedel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Piccolomini Library is a highlight of the visit to Siena Cathedral. I'm not a fan of Pintoricchio but the colors of his frescoes are so vivid and strikingly bright that it's impossible not to like them. The library was built as a memorial to...More

Thank Ron S
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jimsack
what is the admission price, and are the lines long? Thank you.
23 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
Is it open all year round or only during certain periods like the floors?
29 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
È possibile vedere la biblioteca senza andare nella cattedrale e pagare il biglietto solo per la biblioteca?
9 June 2016|
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Response from BodhisattvaHand | Reviewed this property |
Pienso que no.
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