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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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Nice Battistero di San Giovanni

Baptistry of St. John lies below the cathedral and date from the 14C. The fasade was never completed. Inside are nice frescoes, the font is adorned with panels designed by Quercia.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Barbara M
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Baptistry of St. John lies below the cathedral and date from the 14C. The fasade was never completed. Inside are nice frescoes, the font is adorned with panels designed by Quercia.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, ornate, inspiring art, sculptures and paintings. It is smaller than I thought it would be. Good place to sit and take a rest.

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sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though only small, the Baptistery is beautiful. The painted ceiling is very ornate, there are lovely floor tiles, and lovely paintings on the walls. Too much to look at really!

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Villar Perosa, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a relatively small place there's a concentration of works of art really astonishing , from the Ciborio , which you see upon entering the Babtistry , to the frescos , but especially to the basreliefs at the base of the Ciborio , made by the most famous artists like Donatello , Jacopo Della Quercia etc . not to mention... More 

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Thank drvelo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, well-appointed accommodations in a historic building located on the main Piazza with a spectacular view. Service was excellent, with Rita and Sarah taking wonderful care of us, making recommendations, reserving restaurants, and making us feel at home. Would love to return.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Very quite and serene. It was wonderful to see the work of Donatello and Pisano. The frescos and bronze sculptures were amazing. I thought it was interesting how the cathedral is supported by the baptistry being built behind/below it on the hills of Siena.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The Battistero can be accessed as part of a multi pass. It has wonderful artworks and frescoes. Pisano and Donatello both contributed panels to the font, but that is only part of a wonderful collection. Take time, it is easy to miss something around the corner in a hurried visit.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Part of the OPA SI Pass for the Duomo, this little gem is worth at least 15 minutes of contemplation. Every surface is covered and the detail is simply amazing.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Accessed round the back of the main cathedral this is well worth taking some time to see. The sheer amount of art and work involved in all the venues is miraculous.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This was the first place that we saw as part of our combined OPA ticket. The ticket was good value and the bonus was the express entry into the different sites. The Battistero is behind and below the Duomo and it was so easy to pay for our OPA tickets (cash only) and get in to see this amazing place.... More 

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