Basilica of San Frediano

Basilica of San Frediano, Lucca

Basilica of San Frediano
4.5
Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
09:00 - 18:30
Monday
09:00 - 18:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:30
Thursday
09:00 - 18:30
Friday
09:00 - 18:30
Saturday
09:00 - 18:30
Sunday
09:00 - 18:30
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MustTravel
Lucca, Italy114 contributions
San Frediano Splendour
Oct 2020
As with a few other Lucca attractions this Basilica calls for a visit.

Artwork, carvings, displays are worth every minute of the visit. The monumental golden mosaic on the facade is breathtaking. The 12th century baptismal font is a must see. This is also the resting place for Santa Zita (1212-1272) and she is on display inside the Basilica.
Please be respectful when visiting the Basilica and dress appropriately.
Written 15 October 2020
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17KAG
Edmonton, Canada3,617 contributions
Beautiful Old Basilica
Sep 2019
Admission charge was 3 Euro, but well worth it. One of the most beautiful churches we saw on our trip, both inside and out.
Written 1 December 2019
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Sharon A
The Villages, FL117 contributions
Beautiful Mosaic on the front.
Oct 2019
This is one of the many churches in Lucca. It has a beautiful Mosaic on the front face. It is also lovely inside. The street leading up to the "square" in front has several restaurants and shops.
Written 23 November 2019
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Don H
Huntington Beach, California, United States774 contributions
Another beautiful Italian church
Nov 2019
The mosaic on the exterior is quite impressive. The interior of the church is also impressive. Well worth the time to visit.
Written 20 November 2019
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blairkk25
New Jersey2,284 contributions
Interesting mosaic
Aug 2019
I visited Basilica of San Frediano in August 2019. The exterior of the church has an interesting mosaic and it is a good photo opportunity. To go inside the church, there is an entrance fee. I went inside and the altar, organ and other artifacts were very interesting. The church is located near Via Fillungo and Piazza Anfiteatro.
Written 15 November 2019
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LucyFelthouse
Derbyshire172 contributions
Pretty
Oct 2019
We didn't go inside (we were a bit "churched out" by this point), but admired the outside, which is very beautiful and impressive. Worth a little detour if you're in this corner of town.
Written 4 November 2019
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR3,226 contributions
Colorful Fresco at Basilica di San Frediano in Lucca
Nov 2018
The mosaic fresco on the front of Basilica di San Frediano is very colorful and beautiful. The basilica is off the beaten path but is not far from the Via Fullingo.
Written 15 October 2019
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Henry J
32 contributions
Interesting ancient church near the heart of Lucca
Jul 2019
Certainly worth a visit if you are near the Anfiteatro. There are a couple of nice cafes in front of the Church that give an authentic flavour of Lucca and the lives of its citizens on an evening.
Written 25 September 2019
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GlenLoan
Glasgow189 contributions
Stunning Fresco - one of the best church frontages
Sep 2019
The church and the surrounding streets are just part of a great vibe - sitting at the street cafe/bar looking at that frontage, especially at nigh = Wow !
Written 18 September 2019
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Stefania Istrat... T
22 contributions
Hidden gem!
Sep 2019
A church that has under a roman temple and former roman thermal bath. The acoustic of the church in incredible and the Frescas are unique.
Written 12 September 2019
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