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Battistero di San Giovanni

Piazza San Giovanni, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 286300
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Piazza San Giovanni, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Small but beautiful. The Baptistery should definitely be on your list of sights to see while in Siena. Include this with you visit to the Cathedral and you will not be disappointed.

Thank texassicilian
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The Baptistry was one of my favorite sites in Siena. It is fully decorated with frescos, statues, painting and don't forget to look at the floor. Amazing place and very quiet and serene.

Thank Rosanne M
Reviewed 21 April 2017

It's easy to think you can pass this up after you've seen the Duomo and the Piccolomini Library. Don't make that mistake. The baptistry is exquisite. The ceiling art work is incredible and the detail well-worth the visit. Look the for images of the Judgment....More

Thank skip15000
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This is an amazingly beautiful and exquisite place. The frescos are amazing. I thought I was a bit tired of churches on my European vacation until I visited this bapastry. If you are in Siena it is a must see.

Thank sarahQ7370OX
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Awesome tribute to St. John the Baptist, gorgeous baptistry, beautiful façade and frescoes, marble sculpture...more impressive interior than the Duomo, built in thr 14th c. and brings you back in time the that era of Italian renaissance.

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Built between 1316 and 1325, the façade, in Gothic style, is unfinished. It contains a hexagonal baptismal font realized in 1417-1431 by the main sculptors of the time: Donatello

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A must! Nothing else to add really except an exceptional piece of architecture displaying the pride that Siena had for its status.

Thank Catriona M
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Notice the Life of Saint John sculpted on Baptismal font by Donatello, and Frescoes by 13th century Sienese.

Thank Chaitanya K
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Better than the cathedral for art lovers also not horribly cold like the cathedral and the floor is not covered like the cathedral

Thank Holidaybooker1
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Small lower area attached to the larger cathedral. Wonderful ambiance and frescos and art. Small, so not to overwhelming, but a little jewel of a place. They were going to have a wedding service on the day we were there, but the ticket office gave...More

Thank Kathy L
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