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Basilica of San Frediano

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Address: Piazza San Frediano, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Nice place

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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..

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Amazing this wonderful facade of this basilica, an ancient roman church with many nice mosaics in gold and other magnifiques colours, a real show up, genial; I saw it only from outside;

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

With origins back to the Irish Bishop of Lucca (Frediano) this church was the headquarters of a community of Augustinian canons. St. Frediano himself is buried under the altar. Expanded in both the 12th and 13th centuries the church took on its current appearance as an early Roman basilica. There is a magnificent baptismal font from the 12 th century.... More 

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