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The Battistero di Parma was absolutely breathtaking. From the outside, the red and white facade is something to be seen, the doors are astounding, and the inner sanctum is breathtaking. The baptismal font is gorgeous and huge. It was very interesting to see the combination...More
I have visited Italy so many times with so many cities and I didn’t think I would find a Battistero as amazing as the one in Pisa, but I was wrong because this one is as nice in a different way. Built in pink marble,...More
Baptizing was done here in a huge font in the middle of this beautiful highrise, where children could be immersed completely.
Around on many different levels are beautiful old paintings with marked Byzantins style depicting many aspects of the Bible.
The outside of the building...More
I cannot find the right words to describe the grandeur of the 13th century Battistero di Parma...
Start with taking in slowly the delicate beauty of the octagonal Verona pink marble exterior....Walk around and admire the lovely color, the doors and the sculptures... Do not...More
The architecture and the sculpture are remarkable seen from the outside, but don't miss the entirely painted interior, all from the middle ages.. You need a ticket, available from the diocesan museum nearby, which is included in the price. But the battisterio is the star...More
The height, symmetry and sparkling cream and pink Veronese marble of Parma’s rare 12th century baptistery is impressive when viewed from the piazza, but step inside and the frescoed cupola will stop you in your tracks. Coreggio’s work on the cupola of the neighbouring cathedral...More