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“Another Opportunity to View Artwork” 4 of 5 stars
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Baptistry
Piazza San Giovanni, Siena, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 56 attractions in Siena
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Another Opportunity to View Artwork”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Access is included in the 12 euro pass. The artwork in this small room under the main room of the Siena Cathedral is worth visiting. There are also some bronzeworks located in this room displaying the exceptional craftmanship of the period. Again, no flash photography is allowed.

Visited April 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Beautiful mosaics”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Take the time to see the details on the beautiful mosaics, such skilled work by medieval craftsmen.
The crypt is fascinating, that it was just discovered less than 20 years ago, with frescoes still showing bright colours.

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

If visiting Siena you can purchase a combined entrance ticket that gives you access to the cathedral, baptistry, cript and museum. The baptistry is remarkable with the beautiful fresco paintings and windows. You might get a sore neck looking up though :)

Visited December 2012
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oyster, virginia, usa
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“A gem for art-lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The baptistry in Siena, which was constructed under a part of the enlarged cathedral instead of in a separate building, holds masterpieces by Ghiberti and Donatello; the baptismal font is worth the visit!

Visited July 2012
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“Another Siena gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Located behind the main cathedral, and overshadowed by it in majesty, it is still worth a visit. In many cities, this would be the star attraction, but Siena has so much, that this gem seems the norm.

Visited October 2012
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