"The Baptistry" Battistero San Giovanni- Baptistry Tip by Tijavi
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In a sign of atonement for the Duomo's sparse interiors, the nearby Baptistry's interiors is richly covered in 13th century colorful mosaics. The ones that adorn the ceiling depict the Last Judgment, quite misplaced if you ask me for a building meant to celebrate a child's initiation into Christendom. Outside, it's all works of art galore, not least among them the south door by Andrea Pisano and the east door by Lorenzo Ghiberti. But beware, these are replicas, originals of which are stored at the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.
Dedicated to St the John the Baptist (now this sounds more appropriate), this romanesque octagonal building is one of the oldest in Florence, having been completed in the 11th century.
Address: Piazza del Duomo
Phone: +39 055 2302885
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