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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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This is worthwhile, especially visit the roman ruins

This was my favorite attraction in Lucca. There are really three sites to visit, the cathedral, the roman ruins and the museum. Get a ticket for all three, and if you have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This was my favorite attraction in Lucca. There are really three sites to visit, the cathedral, the roman ruins and the museum. Get a ticket for all three, and if you have several of you, ask for a group rate...they may even offer it! I especially liked the ruins, where they have excavated ruins dating to B.C. and covering a... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Wonderful architecture and art displayed in this great chiesa. Inside, nicer than the Duomo of Florencia. The Carrara marble shrine where the Volto Santo is truly a piece of art. The arcades and decoration of the ceiling are amazing. It is a must see in Lucca and perhaps the first landmark to stop if you are coming from the train... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Really nice cathedral, much more understated than your average Italian cathedral, gorgeous carvings outside and a peaceful sense inside, lovely.

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Peaks Island, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Be sure to get the combo ticket.....both sites are worth visiting to really understand Lucca. The tomb of Ilaria is beautiful and I love the piggy at her feet. The Volto Santo makes you just stop and ponder on another of life's mysteries.

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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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Salerno, Italy
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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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Seattle
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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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