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Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra, Italy
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Free to visit

This attraction is free to visit. It is interesting to understand its 8 side shape. Volterra is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Joana D
Peaceful location

The building is interesting and is very peaceful, take time to look marvel at the beauty and at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charles K
Winchester, United Kingdom
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Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra, Italy

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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
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
Reviewed 20 July 2017

There was no signs on the door telling us what the building was, so we dropped in really by chance.The fountain inside was very beautiful. The room is hexagonally shaped, which I think was very charming. The cathedral turned out to be closed for renovation...More

Thank EllenChr
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The Bapistery is located in front of the Cathedral which is currently closed for renovations. Entry was free. On the exterior of the Bapistery, one side is decorated in green and white marble stripes. All of the other sides are of stone. The interior is...More

Thank westy54
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Small and simple, but worth stopping by if visiting Volterra. Interesting shape and opposite entrance to the cathedral.

Thank Tim Y
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This baptistry goes back to 989 AD. Very old but in good condition. Stop in an visit...it will not take very long. Walk around the building and see the great view behind the building.

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This Baptistery compared to the other ones found in the region of Tuscany is small and simple, but the inside of it is really amazing and a must see once you are in Volterra.

Thank Keith L
Reviewed 30 August 2016

If you are not a history buff, simple comparison will do - Pisa's counterpart is simply much more impressive.

Thank sir_meeshoo
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