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Basilica of San Frediano

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Address: Piazza San Frediano, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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a very beautiful and imposing basilica. Take the time for there is so much to see. When we were there, there were operas in the evening!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Antwerp, Belgium

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Antwerp, Belgium
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a very beautiful and imposing basilica. Take the time for there is so much to see. When we were there, there were operas in the evening!

Thank B S
Pasadena, California
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Known for its golden mosaic fascia the basilica is worth the stop. If into it there is some nice artwork in the interior with some history behind it.

Thank Warner L
Jax, FL
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389 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The original church on the spot was built in the sixth century by the Irish Bishop of Lucca, Frediano. It's present appearance was created in the early 1100s, with the ornate, golden mural on the front added between the 13-14th centuries . Several chapels were added up through the 16th century. Lavish paintings wee added in these areas. A huge,... More 

Thank Brewer4
Ridgewood, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Not too far from the outer wall of the city, you come upon this church. It has many special features that start with the bright mosaic on the front wall which catches the sunlight and lead you into the church. We saw on the wall of the church a device for creating a standard measure for length. People could come... More 

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San Marcos, California
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589 reviews
308 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Really colorful and very impressive mosaics at this historic Lucca church. Great find on our walk around Lucca.

Thank JimmyJackk
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

An ancient church with great ancient mosaics. Really great mosaics! In one of small streets of the Old City. Free entrance (in most of ancient churches in Lucca you should pay).

Thank Vladimir C
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The gorgeous mosaic on the facade is the artistic highlight, but the history of Santa Zita and San Frediano is worth exploring.

Thank RMBBoston
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Like most of the religious buildings in Italy, absolutely amazing in its scale, beauty, religious majesty and harmonious atmosphere. Very impressive indeed.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Not far from the Piazza Anfiteatro is this Ronanesque Cathedral. There are so many unique features to see. The 13th century golden mosaic high on the facade greets you as you walk in the dark and very cool interior. The large carved 12 century baptismal font is just to the right. Carved from marble it tells a great story around... More 

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Greenwich, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

All the churches in Italy are beautiful. This one is one of them. Each are worth a visit, for the mosaics, the frescoes, or the architecture, paintings, sculptures, you name it. Walk in as many churches as you can, that's where the art is in Italy (and the museums, of course).

Thank Martine A

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