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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 on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Siena travel itinerary maker.
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  • Worth buy passes cumulative and exploring all around the Cathedral included the Baptistry of course
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  • Quite a baptistery with frescoes of different vintages and different artists. Included in our package of the path of light that let us down a bit from the expectations we had.
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  • A uniquely place that is located on the third floor down i.e. it is 3 underground floors there is the beautiful frescoes all ticket 13 ecek bypasses
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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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To enjoy panoramic views of Siena's historical old town, check into a luxury hotel in the city center. If you are looking to escape the activity of the main tourist areas, consider staying at a hostel or guesthouse just outside the central areas. Private multi-room villas in the residential neighborhoods offer landscaped outdoor space and secure parking. For something a little different and considerably less expensive, explore one of many B&Bs in the vineyards and olive groves of Siena's countryside.
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