Baptistery of San Giovanni

Baptistery of San Giovanni

Date ca. 1060-1150

Movement Tuscan Romanesque

Located at Florence, Italy

 

The structure is octagonal—8 notable for its symbolism in Christianity as a number of rebirth. The intense use of dark green marble to decorate a structure’s exterior, accentuating its geometric lines, is typical of Florentine Romanesque buildings.