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Biblioteca Piccolomini

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0577 283048
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one of my favourite places

I can't describe my feelings for this room. As a musician, I find it overwhelmingly beautiful inspiring.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can't describe my feelings for this room. As a musician, I find it overwhelmingly beautiful inspiring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place was really amazing, it was so beautiful that I was speechless, the colors, the paintings, everything was so harmonious.

Thank Karen C
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of the Duomo experience, this rates highly and is a must in Siena. It left me speachless. Look at the quality of work from across the room and then take a close look at the uneven walls they achieved this on.

Thank RBonthemove
Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not books but musical manuscripts on vellum. Sit down and enjoy the frescoes and the architecture, Walk around and admire the manuscripts.

Thank janelitamirta
Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently restored and not to be missed. This 16th centrury work is one of his clasic works. Don't miss this as it is very easy to get distracted by all the fantastic intracacies of the Cathedral.

Thank Anthony H
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This library inside a small room at the Duomo in Siena has gorgeous frescoes all over the walls and ceilings! The best part, in my opinion, are the large size musical scores hand painted by the priests many years ago. The colors on the decorations are so vivid Don't miss it!

Thank Michele M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The library is a highlight of Siena and must be seen if you go. It is one room, but what a room. The ceilings are exquisite, the frescoes are of a very high quality and the illuminated medieval manuscripts are fascinating. In fact, the manuscripts should be specially noted as it's easy to miss them when looking at the ceiling... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Dont miss going here when you visit the Duomo. This room is especially beautiful. We bought a small guide which told the story of the frescos on the walls. It was well worth it!

Thank Kristin P
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Gorgeous wall and ceiling frescoes. Accessible through a door in the adjacent cathedral, and admission is included in the ticket for the cathedral. Do not skip this when visiting Siena. This and the adjacent Duomo in Siena are well worth a trip from Florence.

Thank Cynthia F
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This library is wonderful, with bright fresh colours in all the frescos and beautiful medieval manuscripts. Don't miss it!

Thank Ros0604

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