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Address: Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra, Italy

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Disappointing interior

We visited this on a Saturday while the square in which the Baptistery is located was full of market stalls. Having found the building's entrance we were disappointed that the... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We visited this on a Saturday while the square in which the Baptistery is located was full of market stalls. Having found the building's entrance we were disappointed that the interior was decorated with a hotch potch of styles. Not a patch on the magnificent Battisteria in Parma!

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A free entrance makes popping into this beautiful place a must. There is a projection onto the ceiling and gorgeous light. It is just one room but has a magnificent atmosphere and allows a few moments to rest and think.

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Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Just because you're around you should also visit it. Nothing impressive like in other cities bit still worth to get in...

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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22 helpful votes 22 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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