Connected to the main part of the Siena Cathedral is the Piccolomini Library. This room has choir books lining the walls at eye-level and higher up on the walls are frescoes that tell the story of Cardinal Enea Silbio Piccolomini, who grew up in Siena and eventually became Pope Pius II. In the middle of the room is a Roman copy of a famous Greek sculpture called the Three Graces. The library was commissioned in 1492 and while it’s kind of small the decorations on the walls and ceiling make it worth a visit.
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