Tuscany Sights



Battistero Review

The Duomo's 14th-century Gothic Baptistery was built to prop up the apse of the cathedral. There are frescoes throughout, but the highlight is a large bronze 15th-century baptismal font designed by Jacopo della Quercia (1374–1438). It's adorned with bas-reliefs by various artists, including two by Renaissance masters: the Baptism of Christ by Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378–1455) and the Feast of Herod by Donatello.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza San Giovanni, Siena, 53100 | Map It
  • Phone: 0577/286300
  • Cost: €4; €12 combined ticket includes the Duomo, Cripta, and Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
  • Hours: Mar.–Oct., daily 10:30–7; Nov.–Feb., daily 10:30–5:30
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  • Location: Siena
Updated: 12-04-2013

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