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“A Must See for Dan Brown Inferno Readers”

Battistero di San Giovanni
Ranked #21 of 609 things to do in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A beautiful building best known for its elaborately sculpted doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

The mosaic ceiling will literally take your breath away. Photos don't do it justice. The height of the dome, the dazzling gold color, and the artistic scenes made me want to gaze at it forever. If you are a fan of Dan Brown and have read Inferno, then you for sure want to see what Dan Brown describes as a possible inspiration for Dante's masterpiece The Divine Comedy depicted in the ceiling. If not, don't miss seeing the baptistery anyway. It is small in diameter and you only need to spend a few minutes to appreciate it all. Get your combo ticket across from it in the building facing the church and the baptistery. Follow the signs.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Tourists photograph Ghiberti's golden doors but they are nothing compared to the real ones in the Duomo Museum--go see them! A peak inside the doors when someone comes out would be enough.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

This was my favorite spot in Florence. It's history, atmosphere, and decoration was outstanding. We sat in the pews, rested, and enjoyed the art for a long time. Quiet and reverent

Thank Scott H
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

It is without a doubt one of the most amazing and beautiful things I have ever seen in my life and no picture could ever capture how the light sparkles of the ceiling.

It's easy to just look up the whole time but there is still so much to appreciate on the ground floor as well

Thank Frank A
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

A quick visit to the Bapptistry in the afternoon - good way to get out the heat and enjoy the mosaics! Breathtaking!

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