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Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata

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Very Interesting. The Audio Guide really adds to it too.

No longer a functioning Church but an exemplar Archaeological site. There doesn't seem much there... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mark W
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Nice Church, Liked the Archaeological Ruins

Visited the church. It has been newly renovated and looks beautiful. Unfortunately, it is no... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JohnandMarylou
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Milton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 days ago

No longer a functioning Church but an exemplar Archaeological site. There doesn't seem much there at first sight but the Audio Guide really brings things to the fore that you might otherwise miss. We found it fascinating as the development of the site was explained....More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the church. It has been newly renovated and looks beautiful. Unfortunately, it is no longer in service, but is home to the nightly Puccini concert. The concert was a highlight of our trip. They also have uncovered a number of archaeological ruins that date...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is not in service any more and it serves today as a museum and a concert venue. The whole complex was originally built in Roman times, during the 5th century. There were a lot of interventions and refurbishments over its history, which is...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2018

A really interesting and well displayed building with the bonus aof a good view from the tower. The description of "disused church" suggests dusty and dull but the interior is well lit, well displayed and full of interest from art works to archaeology

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Reviewed July 17, 2018

The church is today not any more in service. Underground you can see the previous churches, most probably 5 layers. It is a very good example how to preserve former values.

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Reviewed January 23, 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 December 28, 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
Reviewed November 4, 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
Reviewed October 28, 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

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Reviewed October 1, 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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April 17, 2018|
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Response from tanati | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in San Luca Palace and we didn't need to look for a parking place as they've free one. Have a nice trip.
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February 1, 2018|
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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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