10 San Giovanni and Reparata Church

Church and Baptistery were opened after an important excavation campaign that brought to light the original layout of the Basilica of the 5th century and of the adjacent early Christian Baptistery...

The church of Saints Giovanni and Reparata is located in Piazza San Giovanni in the Romanesque part of the historical centre of Lucca, close to the Cathedral of San Martino. It is possible to visit the excavations sites that preserve the primitive basilica of the fifth century and the early Christian baptistery. Here a stratification of five levels has been recovered, that correspond to the five main stages of the history of Lucca, from the Roman period to the late Empire, when the area became home to its first cathedral.