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Built in its present form in Gothic style in the first half of the XIV c. on the site of the old “Paleochristian” and Baptismal church of Santa Maria and San Giovanni. The name “in corte” certifies the presence of a Curtis domini regis, the...more
We stood in line to enter inspite of our Firenze card
The baptistery didn’t allow my teenage daughter to go in because of her not wearing a shoulder covering shirt
The dome inside had a beautiful fresco
But overall not so good
Possibly dwarfed by the towering structures around it in the piazza del Duomo the baptistery of San Giovanni is definitely worth a visit.
Location: It is located right in front of the Cathedral in the main piazza del duomo. The piazza is about fifteen minutes...More
The octagonal Baptistery dedicated to Saint Giovanni in Corte is a remarkable building with its white and green striped horizontal banding in marble. Constructed in a Gothic style it’s equally impressive as the Duomo which stands opposite in the corner of a relatively small piazza...More
It is nearly larger and surely more imposing than the Cathedral itself. Together with the immense bell tower they were built in the 12th century in the typical Romanesque style in white marble and green serpentine. Though unadorned and without frescoes, apart from a beautiful...More
The baptistery was consecrated in the 12th century, but it was finished later by design of Andrea Pisano in the characteristically Pistoian bands of white and dark green. The interior is simple with the nice Gothic pulpit, added in 1399 and a reconstructed baptismal font....More
First built in the 11th century over some older temple, then enlarger in the 12th and the 13th, clad with expensive marble so typical in Italy. Three sets of absolutely breath-taking bronze doors lead to the building , the last one –gilded, the Door of...More