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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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Bellissimo.. pensavo che l'unica attrazione della città di Pisa era la torre.. giunto in loco ho notato altre meraviglie e son rimasto incantato ad ammirare la loro bellezza ..Beautiful ... I thought the only attraction of the city of Pisa was the tower. come on site I noticed other wonders and I was absolutely delighted to admire their beauty.show original
Il più grande battistero in Italia, iniziato nella seconda metà del XII secolo su un più piccolo battistero romano dall'architetto Diotisalvi e ripreso circa cent'anni dopo da Nicola e Giovanni Pisano... read more »The largest Baptistry in Italy, started in the second half of the 12th century on a smaller Roman Baptistry by architect Diotisalvi and recovered about 100 years later by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano. With four portals, each corresponding to the four cardinal points, practically bare inside, which gives it a very particular sound because of the echo. Outside above the door opposite the Duomo a bas-relief with the Madonna and child, and the stories of John the Baptist, while on either side of the portal two pilasters with the cycle of the months. Inside octagonal baptismal font from the mid-13th century, 12 columns representing the Apostles and the pulpit carved by Nicola Pisano.show original
Un giretto in questo enorme battistero a Nord bisogna farlo. Prendete pure il biglietto cumulativo. Entrando si può salire in alto, in uno speciale corridoio circolare, e vedere la città da un punto d... read more »A ride in this huge Baptistry to the North it has to be done. Take the ticket. Upon entering you can climb high in a special circular corridor, and see the city from a different point of view in addition to the huge Baptistry.show original
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