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Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata

Piazza San Giovanni | Centro storico, Lucca, Italy
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Way more than I expected

The walkways through history beneath the church were fascinating, and the combined ticket with the... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2017
Ohio_voyageur
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Beautiful View of the City from atop the Tower

Beautiful church built atop ancient Roman site. Has an archeological area below the church to view... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2017
Charles C
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Piazza San Giovanni | Centro storico, Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed June 7, 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.

Thank Ohio_voyageur
Reviewed February 27, 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
Reviewed January 7, 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
Reviewed December 17, 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
Reviewed November 17, 2016

There are in this little town about twelve churchs, all with a very nice architecture, and this medieval church San Giovanni, offers concerts of Puccini, very nice tower, and her construction is on an ancient roman villa.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed November 9, 2016

The 12th century church itself is small but worth a quick visit. It is the excavated ruins under the floor of the entire church that is the draw for anyone who likes archaelological remains. The ruins of the church of St. Reparata, which was built...More

1  Thank soxfanPaxton
Reviewed October 2, 2016

You can visit the church, wander round the paved underground walkways down in the basement where there are ruins and insights into history back to Roman times. The church also includes notable murals, sculptures and the chance to climb the vertigo inducing bell tower. Open...More

1  Thank Sue149
Reviewed September 27, 2016

As with all Italian towns, Lucca is full of wonderful churches. This one is no exception and it also houses a crypt where they have carried out an archaeological dig and uncovered many remains of the previous buildings on the site. Buy a combination ticket...More

1  Thank emtrey
Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is where the Puccini Festival runs every day, just across the street from the Dom. The inside is practically without colour and it is quite dark inside even on a sunny day so it's hardly worth a special visit - look in over when...More

Thank OLDGIT71
Reviewed June 29, 2016

The Puccini festival is held in this church, but even if you are not into Puccini, this is a magnificent place to visit. The excavations under the church reveal four phases in it history with interpretations in Italian, English and French. Audio guides are available.

Thank DBC_the_birder
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