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Basilica of San Frediano

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Address: Piazza San Frediano, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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My favorite place in Lucca

I could just stand and stare for hours at this beautiful Basilica. I'm simply amazed at the beautiful mosaic work on the front of the church. With the sun shinning down on the... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
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Golden Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

While this Basicilia is not the most ornate in Lucca it is still worth a visit because of its age and historical significance. It is a very large well constructed building with different sections added at different times.

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I could just stand and stare for hours at this beautiful Basilica. I'm simply amazed at the beautiful mosaic work on the front of the church. With the sun shinning down on the front, it just gleams. Plus, added to the fact that the restaurants and shops in this little slice of Lucca, make it that much more quaint and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

During our Lucca's sightseeing we found this interesting basilica, build in 6 century and then improved by 14 century painting. It is one of the "must see" places in Lucca.

1 Thank Daniel G
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Gold painted unlike others in the city. There's not a whole lot to eat, or see in this piazza but this church is my favourite from the outside.

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

The artwork on the outside of this Basillica is as impressive as the inside. This is just one of several impressive pieces of church architecture in Lucca.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Our small group of cruise ship passengers is here to see the 6th century church of San Frediano with its thirteenth century mosaic. Walking from Piazza Anfiteatro the gold mosaic that is uncommon for Romanesque churches is very impressive and worthy of several photos to get the best lighting. Inside the church we see the carved baptismal font and shrine... More 

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

What a wonderful place to visit and to explore, both internally and externally, very evocative, and a must see when visiting Lucca..

Thank Geoff E
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

wnet here on one of the last sites we visited before going to the puccini museum, and I am a church fan based on the beauty of some of these old buildings, and this didnt dissapoint either, it even had a mumified body in here , which I will leave for you keen site explorers to find out why and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

history of lucca you would never know unless you visit this church what a fantastic place you can a in may st. vida festival that alone is a treat not to miss just a lot of history just a great time to be in lucca with all the flowers in bloom the mosaic is on the front is just great!

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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Very cool church in Lucca. As you make your way around Lucca you may as well take time to stop here. The mosaic on the front is top notch.

Thank Chris S

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