The Baptistery Mosaic Ceiling

Dazzling gold of this majestic ceiling evokes the era of the Byzantine masters in its intricate style, almost transporting you out of Florence entirely, leading some to believe that the artists were mosaicists from Constantinople. Look up and you will see depictions of various scenes from the Bible, including the Last Judgment, the Stories of St. John the Baptist, Joseph, and Genesis. The most memorable and terrifying of all being the representation of Hell. Indeed, who can forget a horned Satan nibbling on a man?