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San Frediano

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Address: Piazza San Frediano, 55100 Lucca, Italy

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Wonderful. Worth the trip

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This 13th century church is worth going inside. It is vast with a wooden ceiling. The alter holds massive candlesticks. I would say it is right up there with the Duomo. The mosaic on the outside is very impressive too.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Lucca is so easy to underestimate and San Frediano is a perfect example of this. It is a church in Italy. Nothing special there. However, it has two standout features. One is the ornate but thought provoking mosaic above the front entrance to the Church. It is beautiful and I have never seen anything like it. The second is St.... More 

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Alsager, Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Probably Lucca's most impressive church, after the cathedral. The exterior, with its huge mosaic lures you in. The interior is colourful with many religious paintings and other artwork and a large number of saintly relics, including one complete body.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

San Frediano is a very old church with a distinctive tiled facade. The outside actually is not exceptionally inviting, but the interior is magnificent, with beautiful paintings and sculptures. We actually had planned to attend Saturday evening Mass here, as it was the closest church to where we were staying with Saturday services, but when we arrived at the church... More 

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

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