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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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  • Stunning from all angles. The details are amazing. This is a place to stop and meditate. The place is full, full of history, art and colors. Each painting and a history, a historical journey. And a place where it should go.
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  • A true wonder of your visit to this work that can't be missed. I have not found a guide but if you can do it in time, try to organize.
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  • It is to be hours and hours admiring the detail of its roof. A place very well preserved and interesting.
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