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Battistero di San Giovanni

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Address: Piazza San Giovanni, Siena, Italy
Phone Number: 0577 286300
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Gorgeous frescoes and just knowing how old everything is makes it more amazing. Definitely advise buying pass for multiple attractions

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous frescoes and just knowing how old everything is makes it more amazing. Definitely advise buying pass for multiple attractions

Thank Susan612
Saginaw, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bought an OPA Pass (12 euros) for 5 monuments (Duomo, museum, Baptistery, crypt, Library Picolomini and the Facciatone panoramic terrace). I highly recommend the pass, it is worthwhile. We went first to the Duomo and then to the Baptistery. It is a religious building in Siena that it is located in the square of San Giovanni. The facade, in... More 

Thank Queta G
Gibbon, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the beautiful frescoes. They are breathtaking! Earnest efforts to restore and save these keepsakes for future generations

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Included in the Dumo 12 euro ticket and sited to the rear of the cathedral down steep steps.Small with lovely ceiling but has some seating available.

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Green Valley, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

It is hard to find a place I didn't love in Italy. The colors, the emotions when you walk into these chapels, etc, is something only traveling there and standing there can do. The colors!!!!!!!!!!!!I I would love to live in Italy. The opportunities to see history!!!!!!! The only problem with Italy is food. We went where the tour guides... More 

Thank ctolstad
El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I wouldn't recommend coming here if you are short on time. However, if you have lots of time, like s full day or more, then consider a visit

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Follow the signs to the Baptistry...Don't miss it as it's tucked away. The baptismal font is magnificent as is the incredible art that adorns the walls and ceiling. There are no words to adequately describe the beauty all around...a jaw dropping must see that will stay with you. Take lots of pictures...you don't even need a flash!

Thank Judy M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Beautiful artwork in a lovely church. Stunning ceiling, wonderful font and very atmospheric. Easy to pass by but take the time to visit this little gem.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Like no place I have seen before it was absolutely stunning. Although you cannot take flash photos I was able to get great photos of the ceilings. Loved it

Thank p.m.s.norton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful pieces of work. It is an easy walk within Siena and takes about an hour to visit and fully digest. Even the non historians will love! Not for children in my own eyes as they would rather in the Piazza or eat Gelato. I visited in September 2012 but felt a need to... More 

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