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Review of Baptistery of San Giovanni (Battistero)

Baptistery of San Giovanni (Battistero)
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Owner description: A beautiful building best known for its elaborately sculpted doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti.
Somers, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

From the entryway to the ceilings, it is definitely a must see. Entry is included with il duomo and giottos Campanella so do not miss it.

Visited February 2014
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Florence, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Just to keep the world informed...The 'Battistero di Firenze' is going under surgery...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

To alla readers and partecipants of Trip Adv from all over the hemisphere:
please note that in about few days the beautiful Battistero di Firenze -Piazza San Giovanni -Duomo will not be visible at all from the outside because in restoration -works are planned to be ended in 2015 some day (see the official website -Opera del Duomo).
The enclosed today's pic is just to let you know how it was looking this morning (feb 8, 2014)- bring the photo along with you it before leaving home and don't be upset...it'll be a good reason to come again in town to see how beautiful it 'll be after a deep makeup (no surgery though...).
Ps Anyway good cards at newsstands of how it looked until few days ago.
Best regards, and be patient.
I'll let you know about the works ...in progress, but since Pope Francesco is foreseen in town within some months, the Battistero ..sure will be ready pretty soon. Ciao and take care.

Visited February 2014
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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Don't walk on by stop and enjoy!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

Beautiful doors, beautiful interior, free to walk in so don't walk on by! I loved it! Very beautiful!

Visited October 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“the doors are the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

called by Michaelangelo "The Gates Of Paradise" the doors of the baptistery by Ghiberti are
one of the most awe inspiring art works you will ever see. Take time to examine them closely. The sight will live with you forever.

Visited October 2013
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Milawa, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Florence magic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

You would think that seeing so many Florence treasures that you would get blaze. But no the Battistero delivers with its amazing interior. This octagonal structure has an alluring exterior. Its a little unassuming but once you step inside, wow. The domed ceiling is a golden treasure trove of images. I would have loved to have laid on my back to gaze at the images that unfolded above.
Never judge a book by its cover!

Visited January 2014
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