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Basilica of San Frediano

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Address: Piazza San Frediano, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Beautiful Basilica

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rochester, New York, United States
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Rochester, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Sun City Center, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Tucked away on a side street in the charming city of Lucca is this architectural gem. This Basilica has perhaps the most beautiful mosaic facade that I have ever seen. Inside are the mummified remains of Saint Zita.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

In Tuscany you are spoilt for beautiful churches and even in Lucca there are great ones, so for me to give a 5 star is because I was impressed by the shape and the front mural absolutely worth the small detour if you are in Lucca

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Beautiful space with paintings and saint Zita resting in one of the alcoves. Cafes in the lovely piazza outside offer a nice place to relax in the shade.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Another gorgeous church with a history/as explained in different languages plus with cards/books offered by a knowledgable guide!

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Navasota, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Beautiful old local church. It has an impressive golden mosaic on the facade. It is open to the public and free.

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