Battistero di San Giovanni

Battistero di San Giovanni, Ascoli Piceno: Address, Battistero di San Giovanni Reviews: 4.5/5

Battistero di San Giovanni
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SambaMaster
Ascoli Piceno, Italy193 contributions
Fascinating structure, now crowded with recovered art after the earthquake
Nov 2019
This is an ancient, fascinating structure. Lovely building without doubt. However, it is now crowded with (actually beautiful) art which has been recovered from churches in the area damaged the earthquake of 2016. Unfortunately, the interior is too small to accommodate all this extra art which detracts from it's simple beauty. Also, there is now a charge to enter which, probably, was not in effect before the art arrived. But worth a visit, regardless. My sister's father-in-law was baptized in this place in 1921, so there is even a family connection!
Written 4 July 2020
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Pam M
Canada72 contributions
Simple and beautiful
Dec 2017 • Family
I have visited Ascoli 100s of times since the 70s and the Baptistry is rarely open to the public. On one trip I saw the doors open and walked in not knowing what to expect. Simple, beautiful baptismal font.

Photos not permitted.
Written 26 April 2018
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georginamg
Rotterdam, The Netherlands81 contributions
great example of 12th century architecture
Jul 2015 • Couples
Beautiful Romanic structure, with some parts dating from the Romans. Several romanic churches and religious sites in Ascoli could be described as jewells and there's a guided tour to see several of them (only in Italian, I suppose). In the guided tour of the town we learnt that this Battistero was almost demolished to make space for the street. Its round structure makes it very interesting. Unfortunately no photos allowed.
Written 28 July 2015
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