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Address: Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra, Italy
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Small and great

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2016
Keith L
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Zabbar, Malta

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Zabbar, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Keith L
Gdynia, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

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

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This ancient building stands alongside the town duomo that itself has been absorbed into the street architecture. Quite plain outside and in, it is no less interesting and shows the long history of Voltera in its medieval architecture. Worth popping your head inside.

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Thank Hawthorn37
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Small old baptistery I recommend for people looking for people looking for a quiet place for meditation !

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Stunningly beautiful to view close up, this impressive architectural building amazed us at how clever the individuals were whom constructed the Baptistery all those centuries ago Carvings adorn the exterior and decorative stained glass windows, pulpit and view from the upper gallery are breathtakingly beautiful. Well worth the admission fee

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

This Baptistery is very interesting - both from outside and inside. The octogonal shape is unique - and I enjoyed my time inside.

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Thank Phil G
Lodz, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I like old churches and baptisery. For those who like it is worth seeing. octagonal shape, interesting inside. Free entrance.

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Thank Agnieszka T
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Stunning octagonal baptistery, which from the outside, makes the Cathedral across the road look drab. There seems to be no definitive time frame for its construction, but all agree the portal is 13th century. The green/black and white marble stripes on the facade are striking, as is the beautiful portal. The dome was added in the 15th century under Brunelleschi's... More 

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Forney, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We did not go inside the Baptistery but did enjoy visiting the square/Piazza in Volterra. This walled city was much smaller than I thought it would be but was still worth stopping for a day visit. We only spent a couple of hours here before continuing our drive through Tuscany. Most definitely worth a detour to visit the Baptistery in... More 

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Victoria Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Built so long ago and still standing. Great to go in and sit quietly to admire this beautiful piece of architecture

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