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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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A splendid Cathedral

Made this our first port of call on our 1st full day in Lucca. Entry fee was 3 euro each which was exceptionally reasonable we felt. The architecture and art work was simply... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Made this our first port of call on our 1st full day in Lucca. Entry fee was 3 euro each which was exceptionally reasonable we felt. The architecture and art work was simply amazing and the ceiling panels are with getting a stiff neck for to admire. The sarcophagus of Ilaria was amazing. It was so well carved and so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed- beautiful artwork, architecture etc. As one would expect a duomo in Italy to be but plenty to look at in amazement.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The highlight of the Duomo for me is the Sarcophagus of Ilaria del Carretto. Exquisite International Gothic Sculpture, found tucked away in the Sacristy to the right of the nave. Other happy surprises are the octagonal temple containing the Volto Santo of Lucca and the inlaid Judgement of Solomon on the floor of the main nave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Everything in Lucca is splendid! Cathedral di San Martino is no different! I love the history, the buildings, the people - anything and everything about Lucca is incredible!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This cathedral does not quite amaze like the one in Florence, however it is interesting to see. It is the usual Italian renaissance church in the medieval town of Lucca.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Another beautiful old church but worth the visit. Buy the combination ticket for the Duomo, archeogical site, and the Cathedral Museum. Quiet, cool, peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Tuscany has many fine cathedrals and St Martins in Lucca is an amazing example of Italian grandeur.On a much smaller scale than the cathedral in Siena, there are many similarities.Well worth a visit when in Lucca.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The outside of the cathedral is impressive. The inside is stunning. White marble, huge spaces and brilliantly coloured ceilings provide a magnificent setting for items of religious artwork. The statue of Ilaria Guinigi on her tomb is a piece of sculpture you will never forget.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Duomo (basilika) with campanile and adjascent buildings. Beautiful medieval/renaisance buildings with lots of details. More "unkempt" than i.e. the duomo of Firenze. We both had a wonderful and powerful experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Lovely to see. Probably enough if you don't want to do all the churches in Lucca. There are lots. Like the atmosphere and looking at the paintings and reading about the history.

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

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