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Battistero, Pisa

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The construction of Battistero, the largest baptistery in Italy, started in 1152 but unsurprisingly considering its size wasn’t finished until 1363. Take in the imposing 55 m (180 ft) building with its circumference of 107 m (352 ft). Observe how the building leans 0.6 degrees towards Pisa's cathedral. It was built on the same unstable sand as the famous leaning tower. The grand exterior architecture transitions from Romanesque style in the lower section to Gothic in the higher section. Inside the baptistery are stained-glass windows and a bronze statue of Saint John the Baptist. On two of the pillars, look for the signature of Diotisalvi, who designed the building. Add Battistero to your Pisa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Pisa trip builder website .
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  • Immense but relatively barren inside, you'd expect from out something more then the disappointment once inside was big enough.
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  • If you walk in Pisa with a budget, no need to pay back. The baptistery is much more nice outside than in.
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  • architecture, stunning finish. A little disappointed internally, is much nicer to see her externally
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