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“A Sculpture Gallery inside an Architectural Classic”

Battistero di San Giovanni
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

The Baptistry itself is quite nice, but the works of Ghiberti, Donatello and many more give the room its special allure. They are among the greatest sculptors of the Renaissance and many of their greatest small works are here right next to one another. You can lose yourself comparing one to another and see how each fed off the other.

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

While I have to admit that I prefer the Baptistry in Florence (although the Siena Cathedral is my favorite), this is a beautiful building with lovely art, well worth some time. We enjoyed sitting on the benches and gazing at the ceiling art.

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Another beautiful chapel for baptismal functions. The font is surrounded by bronzes done by well known sculptures , like Donnatelli and others. The ceiling is covered with incredible frescoes.

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

The Baptistry is actually behind and under the Duomo....down a long flight of stairs. Inside are wonderful paintings and peek at the pagan temple below.....a nice surprise.

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Frescoes are superb. Bronze panels on the font are beautiful. Catholics, especially, should spend time appreciating the articles of faith as expressed in the ceiling frescoes.

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