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Entrance tickets to Siena Cathedral and Piccolomini Library
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Entrance tickets to Siena Cathedral and Piccolomini Library

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Duration: Flexible
Do this because
  • Visit the Cathedral of Siena during the uncovering period of its magnificent floor
  • Discover the Piccolomini Library frescoed by the Umbrian artist Pinturicchio
  • Exclusively on selected dates, admire the marvelous cathedral floor
What to expect

Secure your skip-the-lines tickets to Siena Cathedral, a stunning 13th-century Roman-Gothic building. Book online to avoid the queues and gain valuable time dedicated to discovering this impressive cathedral. This ticket gives you access to the cathedral when its magnificent floor is revealed to the public, which only happens at certain times of the year, as well as giving you the opportunity to visit the Piccolomini Library.

Although Siena Cathedral is filled to the brim with exceptional findings and refined works of art, one of its most interesting and valuable treasures is the flooring. Giorgio Vasari, the famous Italian artist and architect, declared that it is "the most beautiful… great and magnificent… floor that has ever been made". Designed and built between the 14th and 18th centuries, it's composed of 56 panels made by famous local artists. The painters' designs were brought back into the marble flooring thanks to marble inlays and graffiti techniques that required a very high degree of precision and considerable economic investment. For this reason, in order to protect this wonderful work of art from wear and tear, the floor is only uncovered during a specific time of the year.

Located within the cathedral complex, the Piccolomini Library was commissioned by the patron Cardinal Francesco Tedeschini Piccolomini and frescoed by the Umbrian artist known as Pinturicchio, or Bernardino di Betto. The painter and his collaborators worked hard between 1503 and 1508 to complete the precious frescoes that adorn the walls of the library. One of the walls is entirely occupied by large windows while the remaining three are decorated with frescoes depicting the life of Enea Silvio Piccolomini.

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What's included
  • check Entrance to Siena Cathedral
  • check Entrance to Piccolomini Library
  • check Access to the cathedral floor (uncovering period)
Where

Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

Meeting point:
Show your voucher at the ticket office located at the entrance to the Crypt of Siena Cathedral (San Giovanni's stairs) and collect your tickets.
What to remember
  • Please note that on the 14th, 15th, and 16th of August 2023 the Cathedral of Siena will be open for visits free of charge. This only applies to the Cathedral, the other venues will still have a paid entrance
  • Your voucher grants access to the cathedral on the booked day and must be exchanged for a valid entrance ticket at the ticket office. Please note: on busy days there might be queues at the ticket office
  • Depending on the number of visitors on the day of your visit, you'll be able to enter the cathedral at the earliest available time in the morning or afternoon
  • Free tickets are available at the ticket office for children under 7, people with disabilities and one carer, residents and born in the Municipality of Siena, clergy members, licensed guides and journalists
  • The cathedral may experience unexpected closures due to religious services or special events
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Provider
opasiena@musement.com
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

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  • Anonymous

    From Germany - July 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Es hat alles bestens geklappt. Tickettausch war easy und den Dom muss man gesehen haben.

  • Anonymous

    From Spain - July 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    La principal razón por la que volvimos a Siena.

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - June 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    tres bien,tres pro site a recommander

  • Anonymous

    From Spain - May 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5