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All reviews small room pope pius ii siena cathedral illuminated manuscripts choir books walls and ceiling beautiful room beautiful library three graces amazing frescoes main cathedral on display sistine chapel take your time works of art opa si pass vivid
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Reviewed 2 days ago

speechless to see the old mediaval wall pictures, it reads like a book also some old books are visible

Thank Daniel19721972
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the Cathedral tour. The illuminated music was breathtaking. I only wish we could have listened to it somehow.

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a fairly small room which made it a little crowded, but well worth checking out. The ceiling was so beautiful it was almost unreal looking.

Thank Meagan I
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building, which is an annex of the north aisle of the Cathedral, was commissioned by Cardinal Piccolombini (later Pope Pius III) in the late 15th century to house the books of his uncle, Pope Pius II. The magnificent ten frescoes, lively colored, painted by...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much to admire in this small library area. The paintings really are something to see. Such depth. Well preserved.

Thank sophia27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved seeing all of the beautiful things in this room, most especially the music for the chants - hand-done in paint colors that were awesome, especially the gold.

Thank Meryl B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Along with our tour group, my wife and I walked through the library marveling at all the incredible artwork. One of the most fantastic "pieces" is the ceiling of the library, but it's difficult to single out any one feature. Our pictures should give you...More

Thank psychprofessor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just a small part of the Duomo. The library houses illuminated manuscripts. The monks spent months and years working on these pieces of art. Well worth the visit. Besides the manuscripts the walls are beautifully decorated by artists of the period.

Thank RonaldF716
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is part of your cathedral ticket - there is a cool spot under the window - sit there in the breeze and wonder at the art around you - very magical

Thank CapeTownCapetown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not miss the beautiful frescoes by Umbrian artist Pinturicchio. The colors are beautiful and amazingly well preserved.

Thank Ana V
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jimsack
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
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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Pienso que no.
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