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San Frediano

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Address: Piazza San Frediano, 55100 Lucca, Italy

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Beautiful church

There are many churches in Lucca but the beautiful decoration on the outside of San Frediano attracted us to look around. Very interesting with some very good artwork!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

There are many churches in Lucca but the beautiful decoration on the outside of San Frediano attracted us to look around. Very interesting with some very good artwork!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were on a tour and asked to visit Lucca, our guide Dany from Tuscan Heart pointed us in the direction of the church, he was very knowledgable about its history and pointed out the Mummified remains of St Zita. There numerous icons which were stunning and the light shining through the stained glass windows added a magical effect to... More 

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

And there are many beautiful churches here. The beauty begins with the spectacular golden mosaic facade. Continues with the tremendously impressive baptismal font. St Frediano and St Zita are buried here, in a church beautifully decorated. A real masterpiece of the Romanesque.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Italy has many, many churches, some small, some large. This was a magnificent church in the walled town of Lucca. The outside is spectacular gold frescoes and the inside is amazing! Both my kids enjoyed this church very much and has much art and history. Many tours go to this church. Read the descriptions in many languages to better understand... More 

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Cirencester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

12th century font is worth going to see if nothing else. Beautiful paintings and side altar headings. The mosaics above the main door was splendid.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Around another corner is yet another church, this one rather plain on the outside apart from the beautiful mosaics on the upper façade. Inside it is magnificent. The inside of the basilica is built in richly carved white marble. The Roman capitals recycled from the nearby Roman amphitheatre. Just by the entrance is an enormous 12th century baptismal font, comprising... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We came to this church twice it was so beautiful and peaceful. Its very cool inside so if you want some where to cool down in the midday sun, come here and soak up the armosphere

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A monolith 5 metres x 2metres is to be found to the left of the high altar. There is a latin plaque above the stone which translates:" You who read this, you are of stone if this stone does not lead you to admire and venerate San Frediano"(Saint Finnian" The saint found this in the quarry at Vaccoli and its... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Set in a lovely Piazza this church is wonderful. Your eyes can't help but be drawn to the artwork on the outside upper which is really impressive. The inside is fantastic and as soon as you walk in your eyes latch on to the altar with huge candlesticks with massive candles! and the backdrop to that is some lovely stained... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Full of surprises, this is my favourite church in Lucca. If you're in the city for a while, keep popping in, as you'll make fresh discoveries each time you visit.

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Address: Piazza San Frediano, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca

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