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Ss. Giovanni e Reparata

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 06/20/2007

Fodor's Review

The baptistery of this church is lovely enough, but the unusual element here 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.

Sight Information


Piazza San Giovanni, Lucca, Tuscany, 55100, Italy



Sight Details:

  • Baptistery and archaeological site €2.50, combination ticket €7 (includes tomb in Duomo and Museo della Cattedrale)

Published 06/20/2007


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