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Tuscany Sights

Battistero

  • Piazza San Giovanni Map It
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 12/04/2013

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

Piazza San Giovanni, Siena, 53100, Italy

Map It

Phone:

0577-286300

Sight Details:

  • €4; €12 combined ticket includes the Duomo, Cripta, and Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
  • Mar.–Oct., daily 10:30–7; Nov.–Feb., daily 10:30–5:30

Updated 12/04/2013

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