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“Some impressively old books!!”

Biblioteca Piccolomini
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US$ 149.56*
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Private Tour: Siena and San Gimignano
Ranked #4 of 154 things to do in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

A bolt on to the main cathedral, be sure to take a quick look
Full of history and the walls are something to behold!!
Another testament to the arts of old

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"small room"
in 24 reviews
"pope pius ii"
in 28 reviews
"siena cathedral"
in 39 reviews
"illuminated manuscripts"
in 23 reviews
"choir books"
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"walls and ceiling"
in 18 reviews
"beautiful room"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful library"
in 7 reviews
"three graces"
in 9 reviews
"amazing frescoes"
in 8 reviews
"main cathedral"
in 10 reviews
"on display"
in 16 reviews
"sistine chapel"
in 7 reviews
"take your time"
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"works of art"
in 7 reviews
"opa si pass"
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

This small library off the left side of the Duomo of Siena is like a jewelbox. The walls and ceiling are covrred with fine paintings, gilding and painted ornaments. At eye level, a series of cases are mounted on the walls to display marge illuminated manuscripts of liturgical music, the antique hymnals of the church. Each one is a masterpiece!

Thank Marion T
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

A room lined with illuminated manuscripts under glass, with a beautiful frescoed ceiling and walls.
We didn't know it was there until we entered the room.

Thank foz405
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Not much to the space as far as size BUT the collection of vellum hymnals with illuminated manuscripts is awesome. If you’re into things like that, like I am, you gotta see it!!!!

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

FYI the Biblioteca Piccolomini is located in siena catherdral. So if you want to visit you must buy a ticket. Also worth noting is that when the catherdral is busy its easy to miss. We missed the sign due to the queue standing infront of it. And its a very small room, so its not obvious and I'm sure most people don't bother queue the 2-3 minutes to see it. But it is worth seeing for sure.

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