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Basilica of San Frediano

Piazza San Frediano, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Piazza San Frediano, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

a lovely church this, built in the Romanesque style, with the added bonus of the mosaic depicting Christ's ascension above the entrance. in a small square it makes for a nice approach on which to view the splendour of the exterior. inside a wealth of...More

Thank JFergo
Reviewed 1 week ago

While much of the exterior of this medieval, romanesque church is quite plain, the mosaic facade above the entry is truly beautiful and a must see.

Thank bumihills2016
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Small entrance fee, worth it! Lots of beautiful paintings, sculptures, marble, history. Wasn't so keen on the mummified corpse of st zita. Whole visit was memorable

Thank VT01273
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is a wonderful old church in Lucca. Very pleasant visit, uncrowded like some of the more well known churches in Rome and Florence. Worth the small entry fee.

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

The mosaic fascia on the front of this church is a small taste of the charm that you will discover when you enter this church. The amazing light and the beautiful frescos are inviting and calming. A beautiful church well worth visiting.

Thank ASM2108
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We went inside and paid for an admission ticket to look around the beautiful church. Glad we took the time to explore while in Lucca.

Thank zimmys57
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This absolutely stunning basilica was the first cathedral in Lucca and was patronised by the wealthy and influential Medici family. If you think it's impressive from the outside - wait till you get inside - we thought it was jaw dropping and knocked the spots...More

Thank HESLondon
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We had just arrived in Lucca and were admiring the beautiful mosaics on the front of the Basilica of San Frediano when the corner of my eye caught movement and I managed to take a snap of this unusual object with my iPhone. It quickly...More

Thank CFofLL
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The Romanesque Basilica of San Frediano is about 1000 years old but its beautiful golden mosaic was added in the 14th century.

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Another beautiful basilica - the inside not as spectacularly decorated as later churches so it was helpful to see what these churches were like pre renaissance

Thank Myopinions2
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31 March 2017|
Response from ClareMcK | Reviewed this property |
Good morning Celebrations presided over by the archbishop for Palm Sunday: 10 am St. Michael's Church in Lucca procession to the Cathedral where at 10:30 there is a solemn mass. Thanks, Clare.