Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata

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Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata

Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata
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bruno l
Singapore, Singapore746 contributions
Do not miss the romans foundations below the church
Aug 2020
Part of San Martino package
Spend some time to go through the Roman foundations underground
No need to go up the tower (and the effort) if you already went up the Cathedral tower
Written 25 October 2020
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Henry J
32 contributions
Interesting Crypt, but ...
Jul 2019
Full marks to Lucca for preserving this deconsecrated church and using it for musical performances. The church building itself is not very exciting, though they have opened up the crypt for visitors and the bell tower is accessible.
Written 3 February 2020
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR3,226 contributions
Interesting church building
Nov 2018
My wife and I stopped by the Chiesa di San Giovanni but we did not go inside during our day trip to Lucca. Later we learned that you could view ruins of a Roman amphitheater inside. In the evenings they have Puccini concerts there. Unfortunately, we were not in Lucca in the evening.
Written 16 October 2019
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NAZAR
United Kingdom405 contributions
Enjoy a lovely concert
Oct 2019
Lovely church and mostly wonderful concert every night, Puccini , Verdi at there best well well woth it for 22 euros
Written 8 October 2019
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Perry G
Blairgowrie, UK264 contributions
decommissioned church
Jun 2019 • Couples
When we went there were only two other people. Not much to see in the church but underneath are the ruins of a Roman amphitheatre. Do not miss.
Written 9 July 2019
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meghansaj
Coatesville, PA42 contributions
Interesting history
Jun 2019 • Solo
The archeological potion of this place was especially fascinating. In hindsight I would pay 2 euro for the audio tour.
Written 28 June 2019
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Canadianstraveling
Oakville, Canada383 contributions
A Glimpse of Lucca's Ancient Foundations
May 2019 • Couples
We visited the Chiesa dei Santi Giovanni e Raparata while we were staying in Lucca in May 2019. The interior of this deconsecrated 12th century church (including a haunting piece of sculpture) is striking. We were particularly interested in the extensive archaeological excavations beneath the current structure which date back to Roman times (including what appear to be remnants of a house and a bathhouse) and gave us a glimpse of Lucca’s historical origins. The remnants of mosaic flooring in particular suggested (at least to us) a high level of craftsmanship and wealth 2,000 years ago.
Written 11 June 2019
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Mmarymomm
Pleasanton, CA1,738 contributions
Immense space
Dec 2018 • Couples
This deconsecrated church now is the setting for musical entertainment but many art pieces still exist here. Rounding a corner you see a fragment of a beautiful fresco with the BVM and Child with 2 Saints and then another of 3 saints, one playing a type of violin. There is a lunette of Christ being baptized. Excavations have been made of this very old site.
Written 3 February 2019
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Kyle S
968 contributions
Explore the 5 layers underneath
Nov 2018 • Couples
Built in Roman times, the building is used as a concert venue.Be sure to view the 5 layers of archeological finds and climb up the tower.
Written 12 November 2018
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Mark W
Leeds, UK110 contributions
Very Interesting. The Audio Guide really adds to it too.
Sep 2018 • Couples
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. The climb up and down the tower is quite an experience too!
Written 17 October 2018
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