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Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 283048
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't think we saw any books in this library, but fabulous art all over the walls and ceiling ( see pictures attached). It was very crowded the day we went and it was difficult to stay in one place to look up at everything. But...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank raybyerley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During our little trip in Siena , you can’t miss this place, the painting are AMAZING! Seems that were painted recently , instead of hundreds years ago. The painting are still bright and vivid. Definitely a magical place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thesecretspot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Buy the full access ticket to the cathedral and you’ll also get access to this marvelous library once inside the cathedral. While the manuscript books are impressive, the jewel and main attraction are the fantastic frescoes. Admire them and then look up towards the beautiful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Reagan10
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

This section in Siena’s Cathedral is dedicated to honor Pope Pius Ii who died in 1464 is the most beautiful library I have ever seen. The library was built to house precious collection of illuminated manuscripts of the Pope Enea Piccolomini. The frescoes in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Byroenius
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

This library is one of the most exquisite rooms exhibiting original manuscripts that I've ever seen. Look for the entrance to it on the left aisle of the Siena Cathedral.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

inside the Dome, there is even a more beautiful space - Biblioteca Piccolomini a special man became Pope Pius II, and the walls describe his life, with ten frescoes by Pinturicchio and the young Raffaello Sanzio the ceiling is a masterpiece, also, and the Three...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank PopisteanuG
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Really beautiful historical library inside the cathedral. The wall paintings are amazing and so are the 15th century books.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pernillah2018
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Stunning paintings by Pinturricchio showing scenes from the life of a Piccolomini pope. Also wonderful illuminated manuscripts.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Don't miss the door going inside thinking it's just a a chapel. This small room is covered in paintings to the ceiling AND the ceiling. There are also large medieval books that are open that line the lower part of the wall. It's quite spectacular.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lcb5310
Reviewed 13 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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.