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Baptistery

Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra, Italy
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Ranked #11 of 19 attractions in Volterra
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The paintings on the Dome itself are truly amazing. When we were at the top of the Dome one of the guides sang (chanted) a short recital the acoustics were simply breathtaking. This equals it's o so famous neighbour the tower!

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

If you’ve been to Florence, this is a baptistery on a more human scale with a more spartan decoration but with a delightfully carved baptismal font. Worth a visit, as is the remainder of Volterra. A great place to wander around.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Not as impressive as Pisa....obviously. However, worth having a look during a stroll around the town.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Some of the reviews are for other baptistries in Pisa and others. This is of the one in Volterra, the vampire capital. It is a 13th century Baptistry done in green and white marble. The baptismal font is by Vacca in 1790. The inlaid mosaics are excellent.

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Worcestershire, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

A small quiet space with the original 1502 font in the corner - it looks as if it was replaced with a bigger and more ornate one.

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Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

It was breathtaking. So amazing. My husband and I can't wait to go back.

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Alabama
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We toured the Baptistery during our visit to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower. We decided to tour the Cathdralmand the Baptistry while we were there since they all are within 100 yards of each other. There is a small fee for the Baptistry but worth the small euro u will pay to enter. The interior is exceptionally maintained in... More

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Macon, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

Located just across the road from the Duomo, this Baptistery is well maintained. It can get crowded very quickly, so try to see it early in the morning.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

We noticed echos in the Baptistery. Another woman was there. She started singing, and her voice filled the space in wonderous ways. What a spiritual experience I will always remember.

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