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Biblioteca Piccolomini, Siena

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Biblioteca Piccolomini is perhaps the most elaborate room of the Siena Cathedral. Pope Pius III commissioned the library in the early 16th century to house the valuable book collection of his deceased uncle, Pope Pius II. Walk through the carved marble entrance to see the brightly colored frescoes that cover the walls. These tell the story of Pope Pius II's life. You can study them to learn about one of Siena's most treasured sons. In the middle of the room, admire the famous Three Graces statue, a third-century Roman copy of the Greek original. Plan to visit Biblioteca Piccolomini during your Siena vacation using our convenient Siena trip itinerary builder website.
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  • excellent place, beautiful to visit i recommend to see it the place was not that crowded and the people was nice 
    excellent place, beautiful to visit i recommend to see it the place was not that crowded and the people was nice  more »
  • The intricate detail in the library is beautiful. The colours are also very vibrant and look like they were painted yesterday! Definitely worth a quick visit if inside the cathedral. 
    The intricate detail in the library is beautiful. The colours are also very vibrant and look like they were painted yesterday! Definitely worth a quick visit if inside the cathedral.  more »
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  • Beautiful wall paintings and some old books to see. It’s included in the cathedral ticket
  • This is a must visit. Unparralled.

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