Latest update: 26 February 2022
The Cremona Baptistery is one of the collection of historic monuments that adorn the Piazza del Comune in the city of Cremona in the northern Italian region of Lombardy.
Built in 1167, the Baptistery contains elements of different architectural styles including Romanesque and Italian Gothic.
The octagonal structure is separated from the adjacent Cremona Cathedral by a narrow walkway of just two metres. The Cathedral with is huge facade and rose window, is dwarfed in size by the giant tower that overlooks the square: the Torrazzo which reaches a height of 112 metres.