The Baptistry is associated with the Duomo. The font is wonderfully carved and a statue of John the Baptist adorns the interior of the building. The roof is a series of domes each inter-connected with and supported by the others. Architecturally it is very pleasing. Highly ornate on the outside, cool and more simple within.
The acoustics are astonishing. At intervals the custodian of the building closes the doors to the outside and sings to demonstrate the acoustic. The design of the building causes sound to be held for such a long time that having sung a single note and moved to the next, the first note continues to resonate for such a long time that a chord can be built up with each note continuing to sound as the next is added. Worth waiting for.
The ticket for entry to the Baptistry must be purchased at the ticket office nearby and presented at the Baptistry for entry. Tickets are not sold at the attraction itself. The same ticket will also get you into the Duomo so when you leave the Baptistry hold onto the ticket.
The entire site with the Baptistry, Duomo and leaning tower is a real tourist magnet, the place will in all probability be very crowded and in the summer hot. Patience is a must.
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