Reconstructed in the mid-11th century, the cathedral baptistery is one of Florence's oldest buildings and greatest art treasures. It is covered inside and out with splendid medieval and Renaissance decoration.

Facts & Stats on the Florence Baptistery

Go Historic ID
319672
Names
Florence Baptistery
Baptistery of St. John
Battistero di San Giovanni
Dates
c. 1050

Visitor & Contact Information

Address
Piazza San Giovanni
Florence, Italy
50129
Contact
055-230-2885

Resources for the Florence Baptistery

  1. The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti's Renaissance Masterpiece
  2. The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World
  3. The Origins of Renaissance Art: The Baptistery Doors, Florence
  4. The Baptistery of San Giovanni in Florence
  5. Official Website of the Florence Baptistery Official website.

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
Florence Baptistery - Florence, Italy