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Baptistery, Pistoia
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The Florence Baptistery, also known as the Baptistery of Saint John, is a religious building in Florence, Italy, and has the status of a minor basilica. The octagonal baptistery stands in both the Piazza del Duomo and the Piazza San Giovanni, across from Florence Cathedral and the Campanile di Giotto.The Baptistery is one of the oldest buildings in the city, constructed between 1059 and 1128 in the Florentine Romanesque style. Although the Florentine style did not spread across Italy as widely as the Pisan Romanesque or Lombard styles, its influence was decisive for the subsequent development of architecture, as it formed the basis from which Francesco Talenti, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, and the other architects created Renaissance architecture. In the case of the Florentine Romanesque, one can speak of "proto-renaissance", but at the same time an extreme survival of the late antique architectural tradition in Italy, as in the cases of the Basilica of San Salvatore in Spoleto, the Temple of Clitumnus, the church of Sant'Alessandro in Lucca.
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  • Very nice from the outside, from inside I was expecting something more, but worth a visit, being right in front of the Cathedral.
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  • Nice building in Pisan style green and white striped, hexagonal. but they could not visit it because it's open only on weekends. To be the next European art cities doesn't seem very well organised to welcome tourists, the written near the monuments are discolored and unreadable, visiting hours are not indicated, the churches are dark and often it is not even the lighting for a fee. such a disappointment.
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  • A monument of impressive height and octagonal. The walls are red brick on the height.
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  • Monumental expressi on of 13th century architecture. Well maintained. Beautiful experience!!!
  • Gem that embeds itself on the one hand, the central square in Pistoia. Tuscan style, very nice to get lost in the details
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  • I agree with others in saying it looks miniature although the baptistery of Florence within has nothing to do
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  • A beautiful monument, deserves to be visited
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  • Cute and simple
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