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San Frediano

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Address: Piazza San Frediano, 55100 Lucca, Italy

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Beautiful church

Outside the impressive Mosaic from the 13th century, inside a splendid Romanesque font with fine carvings of the life of Christ and the story of Moses, a colored wooden statue of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Outside the impressive Mosaic from the 13th century, inside a splendid Romanesque font with fine carvings of the life of Christ and the story of Moses, a colored wooden statue of the Virgin by Matteo Civitali and a fine altarpiece carved of a single block of marble by Jacopo Della Quercia in the Cappella Santa Trenta

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We were fortunate to visit this really lovely church on the weekend commemorating the local saint - S. Zita who died on 27th April 1278. Thus we found out a lot about her life and saintly deeds and saw her tomb. The Basilica itself is well worth seeing. It is 'understated' and elegant and contains some very interesting works of... More 

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Denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were travelling with a musical group. This church is interesting, pretty, and importantly full of history. For us, the experience was special when they allowed our choir to sing an impromptu concert inside the church. Really magical.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This church is full of important works of art, most notably some remarkable medieval marble sculpture. Bring your own flashlight, and be prepared to overlook the dust and grime that they simply don't have the funds or expertise to deal with.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Don't stop with admiring the beautiful fresco on the exterior of this church, go inside and see the gorgeous baptistry (with roman soldiers playing the role of the Egyptians in the Moses story), the actual body of local girl turned saint,St. Zita (a lifetime domestic servant whose saintliness was apparently her virgi it's and her loyalty to her e player... More 

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Savannah, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Nativity in San Frediano was exquisite this year. The cappella in which it was presented was so appropriate and the loving care with which the scene was presented was inspiring. Thank you to all who had a hand in this touching display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Within the beautiful walled city of Lucca there are many wonderful buildings to see, but San Frediano with it's understated exterior was my favourite. The sun reflecting on the golden 'Ascention' mosaic facade will hopefully attract your attention as this 13th century church is well worth visiting. Inside there are amazing frescos from the 15 hundreds and beautiful carvings. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

if you want to visit the inside of the church, be mindful of the entry times. But even you do not go inside, the outside of the church is stunning and worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

So many features to see, with all 'round views and detailed work. Even our teens found this quite amazing. Near Anfiteatro, free to enter 8.30-12 and 2.30-5.30.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This 13th century church is so beautiful. Fridianus (Frediano) was an Irish bishop of Lucca in the first half of the 6th century. In the 13th-14th centuries the striking façade was decorated with a huge golden 13th century mosaic representing The Ascension of Christ the Saviour with the apostles below. Berlinghiero Berlinghieri designed it in a Byzantine/medieval style.

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