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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
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
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
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.
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
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.