Tuscany Sights


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

Published 04/23/2016

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.

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Piazza San Giovanni, Siena, Tuscany, 53100, Italy

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Sight Details:

  • €4; €12 combined ticket includes the Duomo, Cripta, and Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
  • Mar.–Nov., Mon.–Sat. 10:30–7:30, Sun. 1:30–6; June–Aug., Mon.–Sat. 10:30–8, Sun. 1:30–6:30; Nov.–Feb., Mon.–Sat. 10:30–5:30, Sun. 1:30–5:30

Published 04/23/2016


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