Pisa Baptistery Pisa, Italy

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Begun in 1153 in a Romanesque style and completed in the 1300s in the Gothic style, the Battistero di San Giovanni is the largest baptistery in Italy. Among its notable furnishings are a large central font and a carved portal.

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318423
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Street Address
Piazza del Duomo
Coordinates
43.723293° N, 10.394075° E
Phone
050-560-547

Timeline

  • One Night in Pisa

    Our short time in Pisa was really fun and I'm a little sorry I didn't schedule two nights there. Our hotel was just OK (good decor and friendly people, but sheets that felt scratchy and weirdly damp) but had a great location less than 10 minutes' walk from the "Field of Miracles" with its magnificent monuments...

  • Day Trip to Pisa

    This morning we drove to Pisa from our base in Lucca. It was just a super-easy (toll) freeway drive and then a bit of slow traffic once we arrived in Pisa, for a total of about 20 minutes. The parking situation is far better than I would have dreamed - there is a large, free(!) parking lot just outside the north wall by the Campo dei Miracoli (where all the main attractions are), with separate sections for motorhomes and tour buses and a little shopping center with a market and toilets...

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Pisa Baptistery (Pisa, Italy)
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April 11, 2015