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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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Works by Donatello to be seen there

Baptistery is beautiful. I liked the works in bronze by Donatello and some other sculptors that are to be seen around baptistery. Worth visitng.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Baptistery is beautiful. I liked the works in bronze by Donatello and some other sculptors that are to be seen around baptistery. Worth visitng.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Wow, what a stunning place. The ceiling is beautiful. Absolutely worth the visit! Take a seat and stare in amazement at the richly decorated battistero which can give you the feeling like you weren't actually allowed to be there. During our visit it was nice and quiet (no queue !) so we could take our time. Take the steps to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Underneath the Duomo stands the Baptistery. This is covered in wonderful frescoes and contains a large font with 6 bronze scenes from the life of St John (to whom the baptistery is dedicated). The font is an extraordinary work of art and contains panels by della Quercia, Ghiberti and Donatello who also produced two of the sculptures depicting Faith and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Admission to the Baptistery is included in the Opa Si and Opa Si plus passes (plus pass gets you into everything in the Opa Si pass plus the Porta del Cielo tour of the duomo roof). The Baptistery is under the church (apparently it was used as part of the foundation so they could build a bigger church on such... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As a part of the Siena cathedral we made our way to the battistero. The detail & pure beauty of this place will never leave my memory. It was so beautiful words can not describe it. A must see as a part of the Siena sights !

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a really beautiful place. Inadvertently, we left it until last of the parts of the Duomo to visit and it is full of wonderful things. My advice would be to buy an all inclusive opa plus pass including the Porta di Cielo- which was another of my favourite places, up above the nave.

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Aviano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

As you can see this was a beautiful building, the colors on the walls were amazing and the history is over whelming! Make sure you take a look at it

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The most redeeming quality of this Baptistery is that it is included in the 12 euro 'Opi Pass' - a multiadmission ticket to the cathedral and contained piccolomini library, baptistry, crypt and museo dell opera. It's small and contains a few simple frescoes. In another location this may be worthy of acclaim but in it's present location next to the... More 

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Cisano sul Neva, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

An Italian masterpiece of Art. You must visit it and admire one of many great monuments who are in Italy...You'll love it, I'm sure.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Maybe we were just tired but after being in the Cathedral next door, this felt very small and underwhelming. It's pretty but we ended up leaving after a short 15 min visit.

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