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Great acoustics Apr 22, 2011
The baptistery in Pisa is the largest that can be found in Italy, and like its famous neighbour the leaning tower, it seems to be slanting as well (though not as steeply as the tower). Constructed in the twelfth century, the baptistery was started in the Romanesque style before being embellished in a more gothic tone a century later. The interior features sculpture by the very talented Pisano. The upper levels can be reached via staircase and is worth doing, as it gives you some nice views of the surrounding buildings. Most importantly though, the acoustics of this building are incredible. It would be great to hear a choir in here. Even if you don’t have this opportunity, ask the guide when they will demonstrate the acoustics of the building (or just keep your ears open when a tour group comes in, as they should have it done for them!). Worth popping into for sure!
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