Baptistery of Riva San Vitale

6826 Riva San Vitale, +41 91 648 13 12

One of the oldest places of Christianity in all Switzerland!
This is an octagonal-shaped building erected on the foundations of a villa or Roman thermal baths and dates back to the 5th century.
The round font, from the Middle Ages, dominates the older octagonal-shaped one.
The mosaic floor visible inside is the original, the frescoes date back to the end of the 12th century.


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ARCHITECTURE Ancient and religious architecture
WEATHER Bad weather
6826 Riva San Vitale
Tel.: +41 91 648 13 12
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