Battistero di San Giovanni, Siena

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Head to Battistero di San Giovanni for an eyeful of elaborate artwork. You will find a range of subjects, including panels depicting the life of John the Baptist. Check out the Gothic ceilings overhead, and don’t forget to look down, as the floor mosaics are also impressive. Audio guides are offered, or you can hire a guide for more detailed information. Put Battistero di San Giovanni into our Siena trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Siena.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Wonderful frescoes and statues, revolving around a magnificent sculpture. The times, like other sites, always fascinating.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Tuscany is a region in Italy where beauty is overall. The Battistero is another master piece. I feel that to get a ful picture of the Duomo it is worthwhile to also visit the Battistero and the Crypt ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Set below the museum is this Battistero small in comparison to the cathedral but ornately decorated ceiling. With the all inclusive ticket it's worth a look  more »
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  • Beautiful Battistero. One of the most beautiful ones I've seen. Take your time to look at all the beautiful artwork. Take a seat on one of the benches and you can use the mirrors to take a good look at the ceiling. Take at least 30-45 minutes to visit the battistero.
  • Baptistery is the best thing to see from the inside on piazza del duomo in Siena. A lot of nice frescoes.
  • You can pay for an individual ticket to the Baptistry, but I suggest that you buy a combined ticket!
  • It is located under the final spans of the choir of the city's cathedral, and bridges the difference in height with the square below. The façade, in Gothic style with the typical pattern of local marbles
  • Overwhelmingly beautiful.

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