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 .
Biblioteca Piccolomini Reviews
è certo ce si tratta di un luogo a costruzione umana più incantevole della Terra, subito come si entra si viene rapiti dai colori, dalle mani che in secoli lontano hanno creato tanta bellezza... non p... more »it is certainly a most enchanting human-built place on Earth, immediately as you enter you are enraptured by the colors, by the hands that in centuries far away have created so much beauty... can not be placed in one of the places to visit during life... after days I'm still excited
Bardzo ciekawe miejsce. Z bliska można zobaczyć ile pracy trzeba było włożyć zanim wynaleziono druk :) more »Very interesting place. Up close, you can see how much work had to be done before the print was invented:)
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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