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"Campo dei Miracoli - Battistero" Top 5 Page for this destination Baptistery - Battistero di San Giovanni Tip by croisbeauty

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The Baptistery was built during a long period that extends from 1153, the year that it was begun by the architect Diotisalvi. Numerous artists have worked on its project but still the structure remained essentially Romanesque. The whole Baptistery is richly decorated with the sculptures and a large part of it can be attributed to Nicola and Giovanni Pisano. The original sculptures, however, have been substituted with copies in order to prevent their destruction.

Address: Piazza Duomo

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  • Updated Dec 27, 2005
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