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San Frediano

Piazza San Frediano, 55100 Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 38 attractions in Lucca
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Lucca, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

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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84 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
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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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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22 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

As you walk up the Via Fillungo you will reach a plaza that is overlooked by the beautiful San Frediano mosaic. It glimmers in the sun but is unmistakeable in any weather. This treasure of Middle Age art is something you must see when visiting Lucca. And it is even easier to enjoy when stopping at one of the restaurants... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We got to the piazza several times but not into the church. The exterior has a beautiful mosiac that glimmers from a far. We plan to go back to Lucca next year and will definitely go inside. We took many pictures of the facade because it was so beautiful and can only imagine the inside.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

There were a lot of people, not only tourists but local people, walking around this church. In the facade of the top of the church, we saw the mosaic which is the symbol of the Middle Age, and it is rare to see the mosaic on facade. Worth of seeing this.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Out of the 50 or so churches in Lucca Italy , a walled town in Tuscany,I found the most interesting to be the Basilica de San Frediano. Lying in state there is St. Zita, a remarkably preserved woman who was exhumed in the 1500's and canonized by the Catholic Church as The saint of maid servants. Lucca is an interesting... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I love the Byzantine Mosaiques which adorn the front of this Church, they are so beautiful and well preserved. The interior is equally impressive with quite the most enormous baptismal font I have ever seen. The remains of Saint Zita are equally interesting (she is the patron saint of domestic servants and highly revered). I enjoyed my visit and would... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

There are something like 87 churches inside Lucca's walls so it is tough to be distinguished, the mosaic at the top and the front of the church is very impressive.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I'm not normally one for churches, but there are not many with a complete saint (St Zita) on display. There are a number of tombs and frescoes of interest, as well as the mosaic at the top of the wall of the front of the church.

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