Battistero (Baptistère)

Interesting
Crowned by statues, this charming octagonal building underlined by a gallery in red Verona marble decorated with small slender columns and statues representing the Virtues, is a reconstruction of the original work by Giovanni da Campione (1340). Initially installed in the rear of the nave of Santa Maria Maggiore Church, it was considered too un-wieldy and was demolished in 1660 and rebuilt in 1898 on its present site.

Useful information

Address : 

Piazza Duomo

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

7am-noon, 3pm-6.30pm

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