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Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata

Piazza San Giovanni | Centro storico, Lucca, Italy
+39 340 810 6042
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Fascinating sights below the old church, and the tower.,

We were given comlimentary tickets for this site with tickets we bought for the Puccini event in... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2013
meonwanderer
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Clanfield, United Kingdom
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Must see and hear in Lucca

This single structure houses numerous attractions, and centuries, on display. The reason the one... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2012
Josh L
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Galloway, New Jersey, United States
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Piazza San Giovanni | Centro storico, Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed 1 June 2013 via mobile

We were given comlimentary tickets for this site with tickets we bought for the Puccini event in the church. We saved the tickets for a rainy day later in the week thinking it would be just a useful escape. We were however very pleasantly surprised...More

2  Thank meonwanderer
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

This single structure houses numerous attractions, and centuries, on display. The reason the one church has 2 names is because the Church of San Giovanni was constructed over the Church of Santa Reparata. Even more remarkable is that beneath that is an excavation of a...More

6  Thank Josh L
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Wow. We were surprised by this one. I am pretty jaded about seeing yet another church in Europe but this one is built upon ancient layers of past civilisations all exposed under the current old and very large church. You will be amazed. You can...More

5  Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 24 November 2012

A Movie set: this church is simply stunning. A romanesque balisique, a renaissance Baptistry, whose architecture is really amazing and underneath the church a superb array of relics and excavations with Roman spa and Longobar tombs which can be visited. Not even in Florence I...More

2  Thank daniel peter c
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

San Giobanni is built over the remains of Santa Reparata - that makes it different and mysterious. The concerts of Puccini are played there every evening.

1  Thank Petia H
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Reviewed 16 September 2012 via mobile

Unmissable experience when In Lucca my opinion. The weekly concert is delightful. The church itself is beautiful but the excavations below are a fascinating insight into Lucca's past. The tower is a relatively easy climb (102 steps, the last 10 or so being a static...More

3  Thank shazza471
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

On entering the crypt you are taking a journey into the past.Many artifacts relating to domestic and religion are a wonder to observe.It is a work in progress and what a work.Will surely return to marvel at this showroom of the past.A must see.

1  Thank DublinLuke
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

This is a magnificent church that is used as a concert hall. The crypt below the church is remarkable with Roman ruins. It is exceptional to see.

1  Thank chrismorrison718
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

loved all of the churches and we were able to attend mass on Sunday so it was a really great experience

3  Thank Susan64Usa
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

This is well worth a visit. There have been major excavations underneath the church and they have uncovered a 12th century baptismal font and further down they have unearthed a roman path. There are about five different stratas of rock over a period of approx...More

5  Thank Byronsbane
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Jasmine B
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Response from Angelo S | Reviewed this property |
I believe the guide told us there were remains in the crypt, but I believe their are a couple of "tomba" don there. It is a walkway that you will be on and in some cases the steps are very steep. You will need to be very... More
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