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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. Plan your visit to Battistero and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Pisa vacation planner.
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  • In addition to his architectural style known notch I was thrilled by the incredible acoustics you release through its walls and its dome
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  • Beautiful. It's a little worn, requiring a restore but you can't let in. If possible, climb to the Summit.
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  • You should take time to enjoy this monument as well as historical and technical data to better valorize.
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