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Biblioteca Piccolomini

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
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+39 0577 283048
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US$125.68*
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Private Tour: Siena and San Gimignano
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Captivating!

The only way to grasp the beauty of this place is to visit it yourself. I cannot express the artistry and exceptional level of detail in words. Amazing!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The only way to grasp the beauty of this place is to visit it yourself. I cannot express the artistry and exceptional level of detail in words. Amazing!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The library was very moving. The mural colors seem as vibrant as when they were first installed. The historical story/timeline is so well depicted. The music sheets looks like they were just written.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a marvelous library! Incredible frescos on the walls and also the miniatures that decorate the ancient books. Need to see it!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Included in the cathedral visitn beautiful frescos and exceptionally decorated books on display ... Wow!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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

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Thank arabud
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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

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Welland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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.

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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!

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