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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
+39 0577 286300
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Reviewed 22 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 29 December 2016

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

Thank Chaitanya K
Reviewed 26 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 19 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
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Please do yourself a favor and do not skip the Battistero. It may seem unassuming compared to the Battistero in Florence, but it is fantastic.

Thank Drew S
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Siena Battistero is beautiful. It is appealing to every eye, whether you are a true Renaissance expert or just love the beauty of ancient art.

Thank janramreview
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I may be biased, I am a Catholic who LOVES Jesus and loves artistic representations of Him and the Holy Family. As such Imloved this. Honestly, I mostly went because it was on the OPA SI pass....but that said, I am happy I went.

Thank traveldoc
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Why? First of all, it will not overwhelm you with sheer size but prepare for what you will see in the Duomo as well as Biblioteca Piccolomini. Richness, detail and compatible style. Secondly, it is the best place to purchase the Opa Si Pass, as...More

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