Head to Battistero di San Giovanni for an eyeful of elaborate artwork. You will find a range of subjects, including panels depicting the life of John the Baptist. Check out the Gothic ceilings overhead, and don’t forget to look down, as the floor mosaics are also impressive. Audio guides are offered, or you can hire a guide for more detailed information. Put Battistero di San Giovanni into our Siena trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Siena.
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Баптистерий Святого Иоанна Крестителя расположен значительно ниже Собора буквально макушкой на уровне его основания. Это поддерживает версию, что он должен был служить опорой расширеного Собора, котор... more »The Baptistery of St. John the Baptist is located well below the Cathedral literally with a crown at the level of its foundation. This supports the version that it was to serve as a pillar of the expanded Cathedral, which was started but never built. The Baptist building was built in the early 14th century. Inside, the whole is painted with magnificent frescoes by Benvenuto di Giovanni and Pietro delo Oioli. In the center of a large 15th-century font of bronze and marble, the work of Jacopo della Kvercha. In the center above the font bowl stands a small pillar on which stands Kivorius with the final small sculpture of John the Baptist. I recommend visiting and getting better before visiting the Cathedral.
Sono stato a vedere questo battistero con la mia ragazza in occasione di un fine settimana a Siena. La costruzione si trova in pieno centro storico vicino a Piazza del Campo. La facciata esterna è mol... more »I was to see this baptistry with my girlfriend on a weekend in Siena. The building is located in the heart of the old town near Piazza del Campo. The exterior facade is very imposing and is richly adorned with sacred sculptures. Unfortunately the entrance is paid so you have to have a ticket to be able to visit the interior.
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