Piazza Duomo, Pistoia

Piazza Duomo in Pistoia is characterized by Renaissance and Romanesque monuments.The Cathedral of San Zeno, originally built in the early Middle Ages, destroyed by two fires and rebuilt the XIII century;its external appearance is of the fourteenth century and the interior has three naves.The Baptistery of San Giovanni in Gothic style, covered in white and green marble with an octagonal plan and a dome  designed by the workshop of Andrea Pisano, in the interior we can find a baptismal font of 1226.

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Uploaded: 17/06/2009
Updated: 02/07/2014


Tags: piazza; duomo; battistero; pistoia; toscana; italia; campanile; palazzo; gotico; romanico; rinascimento
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