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“See the Font!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Battistero di San Giovanni

Battistero di San Giovanni
Piazza San Giovanni, Siena, Italy
0577 286300
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Ranked #10 of 54 Attractions in Siena
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Moorpark, California
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“See the Font!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Donatello's font has been called one of the greatest fonts in Italy. The panels depict the life of John the Baptist and are a delight to gaze upon. We had to agree that it's quite grand and inspiring. Look up and see the superb Gothic ceilings and paintings that carry down to and on the walls. Really beautiful! It's also unique. Ahhh, such great memories. I agree with Verdi, "You may have the universe, if I may have Italy." Places like Siena's great cathedral complex bury into your heart and stay forever. See all of it that you can.

Visited April 2013
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Ojai, California
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“Don't Overlook the Baptistry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

It is amazing to see the foundation of the Cathedral which was built upon the baptistry. They have done an amazing job of preserving and restoring the original structure and art. This is a wonderful museum.

Visited October 2013
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Palo Alto, California
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“lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Baptistry was lovely, but we had the audio guide and were a bit confused about what we were supposed to be looking at. If you only have time for 2 things, see the cathedral and museum and skip this. But if you have time, it's worth a look.

Visited September 2013
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Spring Valley, New York
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“Don't miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Many tourists might just visit the duomo and miss the baptistery. This would be a mistake! Not only is it less crowded...it is gorgeous! Something unique...mirrors to reflect the artwork so your neck can take a break!

Visited June 2013
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“Part of Cathedral complex.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Photos allowed. worth a visit. like all other places in Siena, wear shoes with good soles so as not to slip.

Visited July 2013
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