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Basilica of San Frediano

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Piazza San Frediano, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Even if you do not understand art at all, the exterior and the interior of this church can give you wonderfull sensations. Its strong side is the semplicity. The most beutifull pieces of art are the baptism bath (an incredible 1100ac sculpture), the bassorilievo on...More

4  Thank Gaetano C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 December 2011

And they are all on the facade. Try to get there when the sun shines on them—morning in the fall and winter. It's difficult to get a good photo this time of year. The piazza is nice, with an excellent kitchen equipment store and a...More

3  Thank TripEvalu8
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank lcb5310
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Mercuryonthemove
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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.

Thank James R
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Unlike the baroque and highly ornate churches, this one grips you with his age and strength of design. It dominates its square and is worth the visit.

Thank Dropback10
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Beautiful Fresco. Amazingly preserved. Just of the main shopping street and lovely at night. A very peaceful square too for a rest and a coffee

Thank RuskyDublin
Reviewed 28 September 2018

I've been in Italy for a few weeks and have seen a number of churches. They are overwhelming huge, with painted ceilings, ancient art work, gilded wood, and quiet chapels. This church has all that, including a very nice stone fountain with dragons on it....More

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