Battistero

Landmarks - Historical monument

Description

In Piazza Duomo, near the Cathedral of Biella, stands the Baptistery of St. John the Baptist , one of the most significant buildings of the Romanesque Piedmont. Built between VII and XI century, it is qa central plan with four semicircular apses divided by pilasters. Above the door there is a typical use of rimpiego of ancient material, a Roman bas-relief depicting Hercules with a cupid.