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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  • Library inside the Cathedral, one of the many beauties included in the tour path. The works of Pinturicchio are beautiful. a ceiling that leaves you breathless. don't miss it at all
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  • This small library holds beautifully illuminated texts from centuries ago. The walls and ceiling are breathtakingly beautiful. You won't spend more than about 10 minutes here, but you will remember it...  more »
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  • Absolutely loved ittttt!!!! A must!
  • The entrance to the library is via the cathedral and once you enter the library you are blown away by these beautiful frescoes. They tell the story of Siena's most loved residents, cardinal Enea Silvio Piccolomini who eventually would later become Pope Pius II. If you are considering whether to get the ticket which includes entrance to the library than no need to hesitate. It's well worth it.
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