Not just 'another church' in Lucca, although there are some restored frescoes, a small stained glass window, and some lovely very old stone columns in the main church. The altar is in fact a hole into which you can descend (via stairs) to view multiple layers of excavation. Beneath you will see layers of the remains of medieval and paleo-Christian churches and, at the bottom, Roman mosaic tiles and ruins of kilns, baths, and other artifacts. It is a bit of a jumble and not so easy to tease apart, but still very interesting. There is even "graffiti", really wall drawings/carvings, supposedly depicting the martyrdom of Santa Reparata.(In truth you can just about make out the fish and a few figures.) The view of the church's unusual dome, from the inside, is fascinating - 8 sides, all brick. There is also a staircase up to the bell tower, although the view at the top is unfortunately obstructed by coarse screening. Beware that the top flight of stairs is more like a ladder. The audio guide leaves a lot to be desired, but it's still worth having.
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