Florence Baptistry — Battistero of San Giovanni

Posted by David Eicher
on Monday, March 30, 2009

The Florence Baptistry, or Battistero of San Giovanni, is the oldest existing structure in the city, having been commenced in 1059. The octagonal building holds the famous bronze doors created by Lorenzo Ghiberti and Andrea Pisano.

Related blog: "On the road: Galileo's Italy, Day Four," by David J. Eicher, Editor 

Photo credit: David J. Eicher 

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