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Address: Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra, Italy
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Really ancient little building

This ancient building stands alongside the town duomo that itself has been absorbed into the street architecture. Quite plain outside and in, it is no less interesting and shows... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Hawthorn37
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Derby, United Kingdom

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This ancient building stands alongside the town duomo that itself has been absorbed into the street architecture. Quite plain outside and in, it is no less interesting and shows the long history of Voltera in its medieval architecture. Worth popping your head inside.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small old baptistery I recommend for people looking for people looking for a quiet place for meditation !

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Thank Sean M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Stunningly beautiful to view close up, this impressive architectural building amazed us at how clever the individuals were whom constructed the Baptistery all those centuries ago Carvings adorn the exterior and decorative stained glass windows, pulpit and view from the upper gallery are breathtakingly beautiful. Well worth the admission fee

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Thank EKSKS21
Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This Baptistery is very interesting - both from outside and inside. The octogonal shape is unique - and I enjoyed my time inside.

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Thank Phil G
Lodz, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I like old churches and baptisery. For those who like it is worth seeing. octagonal shape, interesting inside. Free entrance.

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Thank Agnieszka T
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Stunning octagonal baptistery, which from the outside, makes the Cathedral across the road look drab. There seems to be no definitive time frame for its construction, but all agree the portal is 13th century. The green/black and white marble stripes on the facade are striking, as is the beautiful portal. The dome was added in the 15th century under Brunelleschi's... More 

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Forney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We did not go inside the Baptistery but did enjoy visiting the square/Piazza in Volterra. This walled city was much smaller than I thought it would be but was still worth stopping for a day visit. We only spent a couple of hours here before continuing our drive through Tuscany. Most definitely worth a detour to visit the Baptistery in... More 

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Victoria Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Built so long ago and still standing. Great to go in and sit quietly to admire this beautiful piece of architecture

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Thank SusanP196
The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

If you are in Volterra stop in for a quick visit. It is rather lovely inside and seems larger inside than it does from the outside. Entry is free.

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White Rock, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Really interesting and important site. We were fortunate to have a guide who explained the great significance of the baptistery and how it fit into the history of the time. Would not have enjoyed it as much without the valuable information!

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