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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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Puccini Concert and a bonus

While I agree with other reviewers that the interior of this church isn't much to write home about... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
Teresa B
,
Longmont
Perfect example of the protection and exhibition of ancient church ruins

Italians really know this subject. As we can see the same configuration in Florence that is Santa... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
tanati
,
Izmir Province, Turkey
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Piazza San Giovanni | Centro storico, Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

While I agree with other reviewers that the interior of this church isn't much to write home about, I will strongly suggest you take the tour of the five centuries of ruins UNDER the church. Think of it as a bonus to what you'll experience...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Italians really know this subject. As we can see the same configuration in Florence that is Santa Maria del Fiore over the previous Santa Reparata Church, St.Giovanni Church over the Santa Reparata ruins and the older time ruins. You should visit this area and you...More

1  Thank tanati
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

A visit to this old church is good for the archaeology and the history of Lucca. We were lucky enough to do a 2-in-1 seeing the church and attending a Puccini recital. The performance acoustics are wonderful as are the very early Roam architectural structures.

1  Thank Angelo S
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We had not planned a visit here but as our admission ticket to Cathedral included admission here we had a quick look . Great for archaeology lovers

Thank Alan W
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We rented an apartment juxtaposed to this church, deconsecrated for years, this year. The square is quiet and its nightly concert of Puccini does not mar that. This is my favorite area of Lucca but the church now charges for interior visits. It is not...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Loved the accessibility of the excavations and the chance to see the complexity of the site. Also possible to climb the tower for great views

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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

The walkways through history beneath the church were fascinating, and the combined ticket with the cathedral and bell tower was very reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Beautiful church built atop ancient Roman site. Has an archeological area below the church to view the Roman ruins. Great view of the city from atop the tower, however it's not an easy climb.

Thank Charles C
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

It's a small church when compared to others but I really enjoyed climbing the bell tower and exploring the ruins underneath the church. Well worth visiting

Thank Sandy C
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

We bought a combo ticket, which also includes the San Martina Cathedral & tower nearby. The main attraction for me was the excavation underneath the church floor which you can climb down and walk through. There is an audio tour available--we didn't use it.

Thank SB1114
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18 April 2018|
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Response from Angelo S | Reviewed this property |
Best place to park is near the train station which is outside of the walls and close to Porta San Pietro. If you park at Parcheggio Lucca (East side of the train station) or Parcheggio Carducci (Westside of the train... More
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Jasmine B
2 February 2018|
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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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