|Saint Zita Virgin, 27th April|
The 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.