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Baptistery

Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra, Italy
+39 0588 87257
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Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra, Italy
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+39 0588 87257
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Reviewed 8 February 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.

Thank GRS-SJS
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Reviewed 21 December 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

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Reviewed 9 December 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.

Thank Supriya B
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

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

Thank cooperlynx
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Reviewed 22 October 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.

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Building sits across from Duomo. Only one of the sides has green and white marble. Green/white marble was a feature of Pisano buildings but this one probably designed by a follower of his. Above Baptismal font is statue of St. John the Baptist, very symbolic....More

Thank Serviceprof
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

This attraction is free to visit. It is interesting to understand its 8 side shape. Volterra is very small, so you will surely visit this one.

Thank Joana D
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The building is interesting and is very peaceful, take time to look marvel at the beauty and at the same reflect upon your life.

Thank Charles K
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is a unique building in Volterra that is sort of unassuming and low -key...but it is nice to stop-in and reflect and take-in some quiet time. The façade is a little different, with the mixed finishes and alternating stripes.

Thank David D
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Nice little structure with an interesting interior. Absolutely beautiful view of the area from the top pf the walls--not to be missed.

Thank 1234texas
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