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Lucca's Duomo (Cattedrale di San Martino)

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Address: Piazza San Martino, Lucca, Italy

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Nice cathedral

In my opinion, it looks a lot nicer on the inside than it does the outside (after spending three days looking at the outside of the Duomo in Florence). It has beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

In my opinion, it looks a lot nicer on the inside than it does the outside (after spending three days looking at the outside of the Duomo in Florence). It has beautiful paintings, frescoes, floors, and a baptistery. Definitely visit if you're in Lucca. And the staff were really friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This Romanic church has an asimmetric face. The inside has the form of latin cross with transetto and sesto acuto arches.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

the cathedral is situated in a lovely piazza very close to the train station and it is easy to drop in on your way into town. The exterior is perhaps the more interesting part and it is worth walking around the building to see the carvings and stonework. Inside there is a large Tintoretto as well as numerous paintings by... More 

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

This was a memorable experience for three generations of our family. We will never forget it and appreciate the hospitality of the Lucchese in welcoming outsiders to their Christmas observance.

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Weston, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This church, and Lucca in general, was a very nice part of our stay in Italy. I was unfamiliar with this town and we had a nice half day walking around, going into the various shops and churches. If you're visiting Pisa and have the time, it's worth driving up to Lucca. Also if your an opera buff, Lucca is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

This church is located on a lovely square, a nice wide open space to take photos. The detail of the building is lovely and worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited here in October 2013. The outside of the church is not spectacular and the church was built after the campanile which is why it has a cramped and asymmetric appearance. Note the 13th century carvings in the portals by Nicola Pisano and Guidetto da Como. The Tempietto inside houses a painting by Tintoretto.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We travelled to the Cathedral on the way to Pizza. What a fascinating place, a TV company was filming, (possibly Italian Songs of Praise) so the notion of no 'flash' on your camera was a little daft as the TV lights were more than brilliant (?) Nevertheless, it certainly made our visit the more memorable as there were no dark... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is one of the most famous landmarks in Lucca and in Italian is called the Duomo di San Martino. Built in the 12th century, and It contains carvings by Nicola Pisano and paintings by Tintoretto. Lots to see and you do need to spend a few hours if you are going to get the whole story. One highlight is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This Church is a work of art and just wonderful. You can spend ages just looking at the beautiful artwork and beauty within.

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