• Natasha Vaswani


While strolling by the lovely lanes in #florence, this huge stunning baptistery caught my eyes. After searching it online I learnt that its a very famous baptistery in Florence and as I neared it to take some photographs I got lost in all its detailing.

The #baptisteryofsaintjohn is right beside the Piazza del Duomo and the Piazza de San Giovanni. It began being functional in 1128 and is considered as a minor basilica. The church was constructed in 1059 and named after Baptist St. John (San Giovanni Battista) the patron saint of Florence. So actually people refer to it as both The Baptistery of Saint John and The Baptistery of San Giovanni. It is said that Pope John XXIII was buried here but I won't go much into history as I am unaware of all the facts.

As you go around one of the most ancient churches in Florence you realize how beautifully the octagon shape has been constructed not missing out on any detail.

Due to the immense crowd there I was unable to enter it but it is surely on my to-do list the next time I go to Florence.

The address is mentioned below in case you want to witness this sight in person:

Piazza San Giovanni, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Next to the Baptistery of Saint John there was a market from where I purchased some fancy #shawls and pure #leather wallets.

Inside this market there was a food market from where I purchased some amazing Italian herbs mentioned in this blog:

As a whole I had a magnificent time in Florence with the amazing view of Baptistery of Saint John, awesome fashion and food shopping, authentic pizza tasting and purchasing my very favorite Kiko Milano nail polishes!