St. John Baptistery (Battistero di San Giovanni), Montalcino
via San Giovanni, Montalcino 53028
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The baptistery itself dates from the end of the 14th Century though the oldest section of the building was begun at least 50 ... More
St. John Baptistery (Battistero di San Giovanni)
The baptistery itself dates from the end of the 14th Century though the oldest section of the building was begun at least 50 years earlier. The facade covers a good part of the apse of the Duomo on the right side. It has three naves and the font was designed by Jacopo della Quercia with possible - though unconfirmed - contributions from Donatello and Ghiberti.
Construction of this church started at the end of the 14th Century by the Dominican friars. It was completed at
the beginning of the 15th Century. The remains of 25 chief magistrates are buried here. The sepulchral monuments are ...
Built at the end of the 14th Century, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista is instantly eye catching because of
the large front entrance, which opens into a small courtyard. The construction is a mix of styles from the ...
Although the Baptistery's precise origins remain unclear, its foundations are known to date back to Roman times. The central doors
are stunning works of art, depicting scenes from the Old and New Testament and they have been called The ...