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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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My husband and I included this in our grand tour of the Siena Cathedral and it is well worth it! We also paid extra for the audio (headset) tour...also well worth the expense... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Valparaiso, Indiana

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I included this in our grand tour of the Siena Cathedral and it is well worth it! We also paid extra for the audio (headset) tour...also well worth the expense. It's very informative. This section of the Cathedral is more quiet, less visited, and allows for great time of reflection.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We had a pass for the Baptistery with our tickets. The paintings and frescoes are incredibly beautiful. We really enjoyed our visit and it's definitely worth a visit.

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Oldsmar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

our pass included admission to the Baptistery which is near the Siena Cathedral. The Baptistery was built to accommodate the huge number of people converting to Catholicism, which only held baptisms at certain times of the year. It is just beautiful inside with various statues, frescoes and other artwork. Many are representative of baptism such as John the Baptist baptizing... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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

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Saginaw, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

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 

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Gibbon, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

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 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

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 13 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 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 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!

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