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San Frediano

Piazza San Frediano, 55100 Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 41 Attractions in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

San Frediano is located just a short distance from the Piazza Anfiteatro, the main square of Lucca. It is distinctive because of its beautiful mosaic facade, quite unusual even in Italy.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Don't miss this beautiful church, lovely both inside and out. Remember to look up as you approach to see the paintings

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Lucca has some of the best churches I've seen, from small hidden chapels to the Duomo they are all delightful in their own special way...find your way around the city from one of the free maps and the information places or one of the talking guide machines which are fantastic and tell you so much..disabled access is better in Lucca... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was the only church we went inside of in Lucca. It is a very worthwhile destination. The interior is peaceful and quiet with some very nice objects to view. There were quite a few people visiting on the day we were there, however, it was not congested by any means. The façade, with its magnificent medieval mosaic, is quite... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This church was interesting inside and out. Well worth a visit and not necessarily one that is the easiest to find straight away.

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sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The outside of San Frediano has a beautiful mosaic that you shouldn't miss. Inside there is a traditional Baroque church decoration and an unusually large carved stone baptismal font. If you like human relics then don't miss Saint Zita, the patron saint of maids and domestic servants, whose body resides in a chapel on the right hand side of the... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A pretty big church,situated in homonym square.The most interesting part is a huge golden mosaic above the main door. Some interesting works of art inside,like a beautiful baptismal font,paintings,and old organ. An unusual thing - you can see inside the mummified body of St Zita.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If you like iconography and crosses, esp. early examples, stop in here. There is a 12th Century cross still hanging, which has been here for 900 years. It is a beautiful example of the art form which can be seen in something approximating its original setting (it has been moved to a side altar). So many of these pieces are... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The church of San Frediano is imposing and typically renaissance Italian. It dominates the piazza that takes its name just a short walk from the iconic and symbolic Piazza Anfiteatro. Its façade is embellished with a mesmerising mosaic representing Christ flanked by angels rising above the apostles. Inside it is cool and peaceful with stunning artwork and sculpture and the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

There are so many churches and cathedrals in the walls of Lucca. Situated near Porta San Marta, it is the first I visited, on my first trip to Lucca 3 years ago. I have been back twice since. Each time I noticed more details and learned more of history.

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