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Piazza San Giovanni, Siena, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 54 attractions in Siena
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The title says it. The font with its bas-relief by 3 of the most famous sculptors of the Italian Renaissance is a must-see and the beautiful Madonna would be worth a visit for itself, add to those the wonderful murals throughout and this is an undoubted gem.

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Scottish Borders
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

After having been around the Duomo and all the other sites with numerous frescoes ... they seem to love them in Siena! You're probably overloaded with religious art that one last visit to the Baptistry is probably unappealing. This however is well worth a visit, it has great art and a wonderfully intricate baptismal font but what sets all this... More

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Manila, Philippines
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The Cathedral and the Crypt are a bit higher priority in my opinion if your time is limited, but if you have a brief time, and a combination ticket, spend 30 minutes here usefully.

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Verona, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Take your time to take in everything. It is absolutely breathtaking. Just be careful. All that looking up can make you tipsy!

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new rochelle
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179 reviews 179 reviews
89 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Entrance fee included in combo ticket. The fount is remarkable, but be sure to look up at the ceiling as well. Very beautiful

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Moorpark, California
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216 reviews 216 reviews
125 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Donatello's font has been called one of the greatest fonts in Italy. The panels depict the life of John the Baptist and are a delight to gaze upon. We had to agree that it's quite grand and inspiring. Look up and see the superb Gothic ceilings and paintings that carry down to and on the walls. Really beautiful! It's also... More

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Ojai, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
24 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

It is amazing to see the foundation of the Cathedral which was built upon the baptistry. They have done an amazing job of preserving and restoring the original structure and art. This is a wonderful museum.

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Palo Alto, California
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177 reviews 177 reviews
43 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Baptistry was lovely, but we had the audio guide and were a bit confused about what we were supposed to be looking at. If you only have time for 2 things, see the cathedral and museum and skip this. But if you have time, it's worth a look.

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Spring Valley, New York
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Many tourists might just visit the duomo and miss the baptistery. This would be a mistake! Not only is it less crowded...it is gorgeous! Something unique...mirrors to reflect the artwork so your neck can take a break!

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Photos allowed. worth a visit. like all other places in Siena, wear shoes with good soles so as not to slip.

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