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Basilica of San Frediano

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

A beautiful large golden mosaic representing The Ascension of Christ the Saviour in Byzantine style is the most conspicuous feature of this church dating back to 12st century (mosaic itself 13th century).

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of interesting art works of all periods and a beautiful interior in its own right. A very worthwhile visit

Thank 3derek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dating back to early centuries, this Basilica provides for religious history, artefacts and many other sources of information. The building, architecture and decoration is interesting to see and illustrates how it developed over hundreds of years.

Thank peterjp57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had suffered through an overcrowded Uffizi visit in Rome the day before we visited this church. This church was peaceful and the guide information very interesting. We like the “off the beaten path” churches and proffered it to the Uffizi.

Thank JLB010
Reviewed August 6, 2018

get the light right and this place is a photo opportunity with the gold guilding and columns shining in the tuscan morning

Thank WallaceBluemonday
Reviewed August 4, 2018

The mosaic on the exterior is quite elaborate and beautiful. Inside it has a cleaner more simplistic look, but is worth a brief visit.

Thank jmikula
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Winding our way through the narrow streets of Lucca we fell upon the piazza where this church is located - and the enormous gleaming mosaic of the ascension of Christ (dating to the 13th century)drew us closer. It’s stunning. The exterior was something and then...More

Thank kwagmeister
Reviewed July 17, 2018

On the facade of this church there is a beautiful mosaic. But inside the church you have also a lot to see. It is absolutely worth to visit.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Beaufilful basilica dating from the 13th century. Berlinghiero Berlinghieri designed it in a Byzantine/medieval style. lovely for a rest stop and photo opportunities.

Thank Andre L
Reviewed June 26, 2018

We walked into this church which I feel is beautiful because of the mosaic carvings and paintings inside. But I loved sitting in the small piazza and sitting there staring at it each day/night

Thank Anthony C
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