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San Frediano

Piazza San Frediano, 55100 Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #7 of 41 attractions in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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Lucca, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I've heard that there are close to 100 churches or cathedrals within the wall/ city of Lucca. And I think the San Frediano church was the most special one. The entrance is decorated with beautiful mosaic of the Christ. The other special feature is the mummified body of St. Zita. TIP: Free to enter but check for the opening hours... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Visited here on a day out from Livorno, a beautiful church in a lovely setting in this ancient town. So well preserved and was well worth the visit.

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Worcester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The church of San Frediano is near the northern perimeter of the city walls, at the end of Via Fillungo – the main shopping street which runs through the centre of the city. On the outside, over the entrance is a beautiful iridescent mosaic of the ascension of Christ. The most striking feature internally is the mummified body of St... More

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