Baptistry of St John (Battistero di San Giovanni), Florence, Italy
Piazza di San Giovanni, Florence, Italy| Map |
The Baptistry of St. John (Battistero di San Giovanni), which is the largest Baptistry in the country with its construction spanning over two centuries beginning in 1152, is renowned for its three sets of artistically important bronze doors with relief sculptures. The east doors were named Gates of Paradise by Michelangelo. Constructed of marble, the Baptistry features a statue of St. John the Baptist on the top of the tower. Inside the Baptistry, families will see mosaics and a marble pavement of the zodiac.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Until the end of the 19th century, all Catholic Florentines were baptized in the Baptistry of St. John, making it an especially important religious site, and therefore a great place for the kids to learn about catholic history.
Address: Piazza di San Giovanni, Florence, Italy| Map
Phone: 055 230 2885
Hours: Mon-Fri 12 pm - 7 pm. Closed Jan1, Easter, Sep8, Dec24-25 More Info
Price: Admission: $5.12 More Info