very interesting inside. Go with tour guide to get full History of wall paintings and meanings. No flash photos.
About Baptistery of San Giovanni (Battistero)
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The interior is much better than the Duomo. Very nice presentation. Take a guided tour and see this with the Duomo, the bell tower, crypt and Brunnelloeshi's dome. Cheep, great tours for about 45 euros and you skip all lines. Better than the inside of...More
The beautiful carved doors are amazing. It is common in Italy to have a separate building for baptisms apart from the main church. It is quite difficult to get decent pictures due to the large number of tourists so might be best going either early...More
This baptistery was supposed to convey the newly baptised straight across into the Duomo but is more famous for the doors that were designed by Michael Angelo which are extremely intricate and worth seeing.
Everyone knows the Baptistery for the golden doors which are a world art treasure but, the inside is worth seeing too. The golden mosaic ceiling shows many biblical stories in beautiful detail.
Bring binoculars. The ceiling is spectacular and an incredible feat to have completed. You need tickets, but there was no line because everyone was in the long lines for climbing the Duomo dome and the Campanile.
A singe ticket gets you into the Duomo, the Baptistery and the Museum of the Duomo. Since this is not such a popular destination, there is not a huge crowd here and you therefore get to see what the Duomo was based on. The original...More
You gain access to the Baptistry when you purchase the combo ticket for the Duomo and Campanile. This is worth the price of the ticket alone. It is small, surprisingly quiet given its location and absolutely beautiful. Take time to admire the 13th century ceiling...More
Arguably the 'hidden' gem and with much, much smaller queues then the Duomo, it's tempting to simply marvel at the Baptisterys legendary 'Gates of Paradise' but venture inside and you won't be sorry. This was the very church Dante was christened (you can see the...More
I thought that the interior of the baptistery was equally beautiful to its exterior. The ceiling is a wonder. We found a place to sit to enjoy the artwork. It is a little crowded inside. It is a small space and people tend to linger...More