Battistero di San Giovanni

sights / Religious

Battistero di San Giovanni information

Location
Siena , Italy
Address
Piazza San Giovanni
Prices
admission €4
Opening hours
10.30am-6.30pm Mon-Sat, 1.30-5.30pm Sun Mar-Oct, to 5pm Nov-Feb
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Behind the duomo, down a steep flight of steps is the Baptistry, richly decorated with frescoes. At its centre is a hexagonal marble font by Jacopo della Quercia, decorated with bronze panels depicting the life of St John the Baptist by artists including Lorenzo Ghiberti (Baptism of Christ and St John in Prison) and Donatello (The Head of John the Baptist Being Presented to Herod) .