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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. Biblioteca Piccolomini is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Siena Edition.
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  • You enter and you can't help but remain open-mouthed, vivid colors, light designed perfectly, painted perspectives ... a paradise for art lovers. A marvel in the wonder of the Duomo.
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  • Remained speechless by the beauty of this room ... entirely painted on the ceiling and walls. Beautiful colors as if they were made yesterday.
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  • Beautiful colors and details of the frescoes. Incredible historical value and great beauty books.
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