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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” (34 reviews)
Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 283048
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Hildezahn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see even if the room is not that big. How amazing to see the absolute detail of books that were written so many decades ago. The art work was so beautiful that all I could do was to stare and take...More

Thank Alrentia V
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The big reason for the visit will be to admire the frescoes by Pinturicchio and his Stunning room also.This is a stunning part of the cathedral with its great paintings on the wall and ceilings and the books that are on display. We found this...More

1  Thank Titus D
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Small door to get in but wait your turn as this library inside the Siena Cathedral is stunning. If you are in the Cathedral already this is a must stop. Keep moving and take your pictured fast as the security personnel want to keep the...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I thought that this was an excellent place and was happy that I took the time to visit this spot. You have to buy tickets, thought.

Thank Alicia A
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Enjoyed visiting this little piece of the duomo in Siena. I recommend downloading the Rick Steves audio guide to the duomo, which includes a thorough tour of the Biblioteca.

Thank BSCone
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The artwork is stunning in this room and in excellent condition. The illustrated manuscripts are artworks in there own right, only problem is that because of the lighting reflecting on the glass cases you can't get a decent picture. A real need here for non...More

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