Fodor's Expert Review Ss. Giovanni e Reparata

Lucca Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The unusual element at this church is an archaeological site, discovered in 1969, where five layers of Luccan history were uncovered. As you walk the paths and catwalks suspended above the delicate sites in the grottoes under the church, you move from one era to another—from the 2nd-century-BC site of a Roman temple through the 5th, 8th, 9th, and 11th centuries. After leaving the underground sights, the 12th-century church feels almost modern.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Archaeological Site/Ruins

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Lucca, Tuscany  55100, Italy


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Baptistery and archaeological site €2.50, combination ticket €7 (includes tomb in Duomo and Museo della Cattedrale), From €4



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