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Basilica of San Frediano

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Address: Piazza San Frediano, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Cute and interesting church

We were lodging very close to this church so we passed several times in front of it. Really charming with a basic plain setting but highlighted and adorned by rich decorations of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Louisecamilleri
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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were lodging very close to this church so we passed several times in front of it. Really charming with a basic plain setting but highlighted and adorned by rich decorations of rich materials such as gold and blue mineral (lapiz lazuli). Charming to visit whilst in the city.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first religious site we visited in Lucca, and it didn't disappoint ! As soon as you enter and see the beautiful paintings and frescas on the lefthand side, your visit is already a success ! So much to uncover in this beautiful basilica !

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found parking near the rear exit of the city very easy and the city was simple to explore, clean and the people welcoming.

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Brentwood, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another example of an artistic use of the local marble, we just stood and stared forever, the workmanship is stellar!

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1 Thank Lorraine T
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

San Frediano is right next the wall and near the Palazzo Pfanner. It's not a long vist. Unfortunately the tower is closed. It doesn't have art masterpieces but it has art and architecture of interest. The English is printed on red paper and a little hard to read in a shadowy church.

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Rochester, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Took a break from the incredibly hot weather in Lucca to visit a few churches and basilicas. San Frediano's mural on its towering exterior is definitely stunning. Upon entering the massive space, your eye goes up and up and up to the timbered ceiling. (A few years ago, many cities began began staffing the churches during several hours each day... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Less busy and ornate compared to Lucca duomo. Fresco on exterior is amazing. Don't miss St Zita in one of the side chapels on the right.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This is a small Romanesque church built in the 13th century. The striking feature of the facade is the Gold Mosaics above the entrance. The interior is simple, but it has a beautiful ceiling. Part is wood and part is painted. Pay particular attention to the mismatched columns and capitals. Take note of the inserts in the columns used to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This Basilica rivals the Duomo as the highlight of Lucca. The external frescoes are excellent and the church will reward you with wonderful history

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Nuremberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Different from others but still not a magnet in my opinion. It have its personality and all but the tower is the one that deserves the appreciation.

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