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Basilica of San Frediano

Piazza San Frediano, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 493627
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  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“baptismal font” (20 reviews)
“saint zita” (15 reviews)
“mummified body” (13 reviews)
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Piazza San Frediano, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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+39 0583 493627
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"baptismal font"
in 20 reviews
"saint zita"
in 15 reviews
"mummified body"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 24 reviews
"golden mosaic"
in 7 reviews
"mummified remains"
in 4 reviews
"side chapels"
in 4 reviews
"della robbia"
in 4 reviews
"local girl"
in 3 reviews
"virgin mary"
in 2 reviews
"romanesque style"
in 3 reviews
"written guide"
in 2 reviews
"admission ticket"
in 2 reviews
"big church"
in 2 reviews
"quiet square"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 10 reviews
"on display"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This mosaic is easily missed, most people walk down fillingo without looking at this magnificent basilica, don’t miss it!

Thank Paul E
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic church, beautiful architecture and the tomb of an English Saxon King. Rare and beautiful. Whether you are religious or not this is a very spiritual place.

Thank johnrevel
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

I think the best part of this Basilica is that the mosiac on the front is the best thing it has to offer and that is free.

Thank michael p
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Strolling away from Antiteatro this church suddenly comes into view and the high mosaic on the wall facing you is stunning

Thank Alan W
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Gorgeous tile façade - beautiful inside as well. Kept coming back to this area during my stay - great little piazza as well.

Thank RaquelRH
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We debated for a while before going in- you have to pay (€4 adults, €3 everyone else) and at last we did. It would appear that the best thing about the place is the mosaic on the front, and this is exceptional, and as you...More

Thank Martin J
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

The exterior mosaic is a must-see while in Lucca and is particularly gorgeous when the sun hits it just right. We were fascinated by the chapel for Saint Zita with her mummified body on display in a glass casket and enjoyed reading more about her...More

Thank CapricornSister
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Small admission fee. The exterior mosaic is just wonderful, especially when viewed from the plaza in front. Inside it is very interesting. Well worth a visit.

Thank Eugene F
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

a lovely church this, built in the Romanesque style, with the added bonus of the mosaic depicting Christ's ascension above the entrance. in a small square it makes for a nice approach on which to view the splendour of the exterior. inside a wealth of...More

Thank JFergo
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

While much of the exterior of this medieval, romanesque church is quite plain, the mosaic facade above the entry is truly beautiful and a must see.

Thank bumihills2016
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Response from ClareMcK | Reviewed this property |
Good morning Celebrations presided over by the archbishop for Palm Sunday: 10 am St. Michael's Church in Lucca procession to the Cathedral where at 10:30 there is a solemn mass. Thanks, Clare.
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