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Baptistery

Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra, Italy
0588-87257
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Nice building

There was no signs on the door telling us what the building was, so we dropped in really by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EllenChr
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Oslo, Norway
The octagonal shaped Bapistery of San Giovanni was built in the 13th century. Austere on the exterior and interior.

The Bapistery is located in front of the Cathedral which is currently closed for renovations. Entry... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
westy54
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Sydney
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Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There was no signs on the door telling us what the building was, so we dropped in really by chance.The fountain inside was very beautiful. The room is hexagonally shaped, which I think was very charming. The cathedral turned out to be closed for renovation...More

Thank EllenChr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bapistery is located in front of the Cathedral which is currently closed for renovations. Entry was free. On the exterior of the Bapistery, one side is decorated in green and white marble stripes. All of the other sides are of stone. The interior is...More

Thank westy54
Reviewed May 28, 2017

Small and simple, but worth stopping by if visiting Volterra. Interesting shape and opposite entrance to the cathedral.

Thank Tim Y
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

This baptistry goes back to 989 AD. Very old but in good condition. Stop in an visit...it will not take very long. Walk around the building and see the great view behind the building.

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed September 3, 2016

This Baptistery compared to the other ones found in the region of Tuscany is small and simple, but the inside of it is really amazing and a must see once you are in Volterra.

Thank Keith L
Reviewed August 30, 2016

If you are not a history buff, simple comparison will do - Pisa's counterpart is simply much more impressive.

Thank sir_meeshoo
Reviewed August 25, 2016

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.

Thank Hawthorn37
Reviewed August 10, 2016

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

Thank Sean M
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....More

Thank EKSKS21
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.

Thank Phil G
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