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Basilica of San Frediano

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Piazza San Frediano, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Basilica di San Frediano dates back to the 13th century. The Basilica is Romanesque in style and is notable for its stunning mosaic featuring the Ascension at the top of the front facade. On a sunny day, the facade is dazzling. Inside, the church...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank redeco
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Fascinating Church honey Back Square Public Market out front. The church was an interesting find off the beaten path

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jeepnh
Reviewed 27 November 2018

this is it. By far the most interesting of the three main churches in Lucca (the others being the Duomo and S.Michekle in Foro) this has a stunning facade and interesting Romanesque interior.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank thebellsarechiming
Reviewed 12 November 2018

This church is unique in that the apse faces away from the Holy city.Just to the right as you enter the church is the Baptismal font. Behind is the " annunciation by Robbia. The mummified body off St Zika can also be viewed. The church...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 22 October 2018

While taking a tour of Lucca, this is where we started and ended our visit. This Cathedral is different from most and quite a sight to see from all angles.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Travelbound44
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

I went specifically to see St. Zita’s mummified body and was not disappointed. Read up about her and the church before you go because the tomb of Richard the King from the 700s is there as well as the “American Chapel” which has an interesting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

This building is renowned for its front façade that contains a beautiful mosaic which was added in the 14th century and its impressive ornate bell tower. The church itself is a peaceful place open to early evening. Once you have completed your visit, stop off...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mercuryonthemove
Reviewed 11 October 2018

The Romanesque architecture of the church was a tradition in the city before the influences from Pisa and northern Italy changed the character of the city’s architecture. It was built in the 12th century and the striking decoration of the facade was added in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Borzov
Reviewed 9 October 2018

There are a lot of beautiful, interesting churches to visit in Italy with many free to enter. The admission here was a mere 3 Euro, but for me, I'm not sure what San Frediano had to offer made it particularly notable. The story and chapel...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cannuckk
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Although this is a small church it oozes history, the décor is simple but well done, it retains all its rustic charm and is a really nice place to sit and contemplate.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank James R
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