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Piazza del Duomo, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed today

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

Thank Ana V
Reviewed today

Worth reading up beforehand. No danger of fresco fatigue (possibility of a stiff neck, but that would helpfully correct the consequences of looking down at the marvellous floors on the main church). A wonderful room with such an interesting story to tell.

Thank 3derek
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After they changed the ticket policy once more, we were suddenly allowed to visit this awe inspiring part of the cathedral. The whole room if full of huge frescos - on every wall and on the ceiling. There are also hymnals with beautiful illustrations, but...More

Thank dvandasova
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located inside the cathedral is this lovely room with some beautiful art and a wonderful ceiling. As it’s part of the cathedral you won’t (or shouldn’t) be able to miss it.

Thank MauriceVE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a true blessing to be able to view this place. Original frescos, sculptures, and books that represent the history of the times.

Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The Bibliotecca Piccolomini is a gorgeous set of frescoes and decorations that is worth seeing. Dedicated to Pope Pius II, the library is cited in the Duomo of Sienna. The frescoes represent the life of the Piccolomini pope, commissioned by his nephew Pope Pius III....More

Thank cdfarmer
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Unique to find a library inside a church, the entrance is through a side door inside the cathedral, Cuomo in Italian.

Thank delagioventu
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Yes Italy has thousands of churches, frescos, paintings, history... but this is really a must see. The art is beautiful, you can get a neck pain just by looking at the walls and ceiling! Right by the cathedral, and while we were there I saw...More

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is a room tucked off the side of the Siena Cathedral (accessed from within the Cathedral, no extra ticket required). There are old books on display that are beautiful, but what I love the most about this room is the ceiling. I wish I...More

Thank carrjenn
Reviewed 20 July 2018

You can have a combined ticket and the library is just steps away from the duomo. It is a must when you visit SIena. The wonderful colered books to see, the frescos on the wall are just incredible.

Thank 545medva
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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.