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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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One of the most memorable churches in Italy -- the columns of the facade!

The facade columns are all different; different designs, different colors. Love it! There is a Lucca legend as to why (are they all design ideas, none of which were paid for?) but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

During our visit of Lucca, we visited the cathedral. Outside looks nice but in my opinion nothing special in comparison with the cathedrals of Firenze, Sienna,..... About the inside....I was not overwhelmed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The facade columns are all different; different designs, different colors. Love it! There is a Lucca legend as to why (are they all design ideas, none of which were paid for?) but it doesn't really matter. It's a beautiful design decision. Inside the church, the Holy Face of Jesus, believed to be carved by Nicodemus, a contemporary of Christ. And... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Visited as soon as the Cathedral opened in the morning - peaceful and tranquil. Absolutely stunning paintings, tiles, decorations. One could visit the underground archeological site to get real close to what is left of the original building/stones foundation in the late middle ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Absolutely amazing Cathedral with so much history. It is a must see as it is made from Italian marble. The Crucifix in the Cathedral that Nicodemus carved is beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Hardly half an hour from Pisa's maddening crowds, Lucca, with its quiet medieval lanes and elegant Renaissance dwellings, very much deserves a stop. Make sure to enter the exquisite Roman Cattedrale di San Martino, partly rebuilt in the Gothic style, admire its peaceful beauty, its Madonna and Child by Ghirlandaio and another one by Fra Bartolomeo.

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

In a town with many churches (I think there are 71) it is hard to single one out, but the Duomo is worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Not spectacular but very nice to see and walk around. Some nice chapels to view and the usual icons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is beautiful! The whole tiny town of Lucca is a gem but its cathedral well - I did not expect such a grandeur in such a small town, but, well, this is Italy after all :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Inside given more space by the open 'women's gallery' Tintoretto painting lhs as you face the altar (not one of his best!) Volto Santo is slightly menacing - but allegedly not authentic - who knows? Wander on to visit the Botanical Gardens for more tranquillity

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The outside is the usual white and green marble. The inside is the usual towering, gothic space.The walls decorated with massive paintings. There is a curious, small temple which looks almost Eastern in design which houses a figure of the crucified Christ on which is displayed the Volto Santo which is a dark brown,wooden face supposedly brought to Lucca by... More 

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

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