The magnificent complex of the Cathedral of Siena, its Duomo, houses a series of some of the most important monuments of the European artistic panorama. With its more than one million visitors every year, the Cathedral without a doubt represents the fulcrum of the entire complex, while other significant elements include the Crypt, the Baptistery and the Museo dell'Opera, all part of the impressive mass formed by the "Duomo Vecchio" (Old Cathedral), and the "Duomo Nuovo" (New Cathedral). Visitors will travel along a memorable itinerary to the discovery of self and the truth of faith through culture and art, the result of more than a millennium of Western history.
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Baptistery of San Giovanni

The parish church of San Giovanni Battista, flanked by the impressive staircase that climbs up to Piazza Jacopo delle Quercia and the remains of the so-called "Duomo Nuovo", was built below the Cathedral of Siena, almost a sort of ‘crypt', perhaps by master-builder Camaino di Crescentino between the second and third decades of the XIV century. The rectangular-plan Church is divided into a nave and two aisles, each of which is formed by two spans with groin vaults. The frescos that completely decorate the magnificent vaults represent the most extensive and articulated religious cycle of the Sienese Renaissance.

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