Pisa Baptistery (Battistero)
The wedding cake white marble of the Pisa Baptistery, or Battistero, is one of the stunning collection of buildings on the Piazza dei Miracoli.
The Leaning Tower may be more famous, but the Baptistery captivates visitors with its ornate round shape and mix of architectural styles.
Rounded Romanesque arches make up the ground level, while pointed Gothic shapes take over on the remaining arches and the building’s cupcake dome.
Inside, there’s a beautifully carved pulpit by Nicola Pisano and a huge ornate marble font, used for total-immersion baptisms.
While you’re here, climb the stairs to the gallery for a bird’s-eye view, and discover the building’s remarkable acoustics by whispering sweet nothings beneath the dome.
The Baptistery stands behind the cathedral and Leaning Tower on the Piazza dei Miracoli, around 1.5 km (1 mile) north of the train station, over the River Arno.
Take a stroll through the medieval center of town to get here, or jump on a bus at the station.
Tours & Tickets
See the highlights of Pisa on a 1-hour walking tour, led by an expert local guide. Learn about monuments like Duomo di Pisa and Campo Santo and, of course, the ... Read more
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)