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History of LuccaHistory of Lucca
Lucca was founded by the Etruscans and became a Roman colony in 180 BC. The rectangular grid of its historical center...[read more]

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Saint Zita Virgin, 27th April

Santa ZitaThe devotion for Zita, in "odor of sanctity," grew significantly throughout its life so that at his death, the faithfuls of Lucca wanted her body to be buried in the Basilica of San Frediano. The tradition relates that the body remained uncorrupted at least until the last survey, which took place in 1652.

Santa Zita was so revered in Tuscany to be quoted by Dante Alighieri, who, referring to a magistrate of Lucca, speaks of "elders of Saint Zita" identifying Lucca with the saint.

His cult was approved 5 September 1696 by Pope Innocent XII.
Zita was proclaimed patroness of the household by Pius XII and is also patron of Lucca, housewives and bakers. He holds the female congregation of the Oblate Sisters of the Holy Spirit, also known as the Institute of Santa Zita.
Is celebrated with a flower fair every year on 27 April, the day of his birth.