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Reviewed 6 days ago

Quite original in style ,architecture and colors when compared to the other buildings in Volterra ! Easy to find in front of the Cathedral . Worth a quick visit !

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank belleretraite
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Baptistery of San Giovanni is an octagonal building built in the 13th century across the Cathedral (which is currently closed for renovation). Only the front side is made of green and white marble with a rounded arch as the main portal. It is a peaceful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed September 5, 2018

The octagonal Baptistery of San Giovanni dates back to the 13th century and looks a bit like a smaller version of baptisteries in for instance Florance and Pisa. It's opposite the cathedral (which is currently under restoration). Only one of the sides has been furnished...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed September 2, 2018

There are so many baptisteries in the area and, although this one is smaller than many, it is well worth a visit. It is right next door to the Cathedral which was closed for internal and external restoration when we were in the town. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Geoff L
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful octagonal shaped church with some nice interiors. Peaceful. Worth a visit and sitting to view and contemplate.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Charles K
Reviewed February 7, 2018

Beautiful small baptistery and easy to see. When seeing the historical site in Volterra this is one not to miss. It's octagonal shape is faced with green and white marble on one side only, a bit different.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank GRS-SJS
Reviewed December 20, 2017

We were there when it was "in restauro" getting pimped up for the Jubilee Year (2000). A group of three or four students, Dutch I think, in town for a choral competition, came in and just walked around skatting - the remarkable acoustics made art...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank HoosierBoySacramento
Reviewed December 9, 2017

Its worth a visit if you are in the city. the visit would not need more than 5 mins to see it. Close to the Cathedral.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank supriyabh
Reviewed October 26, 2017

This is part of the combo ticket. It is well worth a few minutes to marvel at the beauty. It is quite beautiful

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank cooperlynx
Reviewed October 22, 2017

Near the cathedral, the Baptistery is worth a quick look. The exterior is clearly seen when approaching Volterra. The interior is sparsely decorated but nicely. It has a cool and peaceful feel. Please show respect and be quiet when inside.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank PaulLuehrmann
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