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Basilica of San Frediano, Lucca

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Stop into Basilica of San Frediano, known for its enormous golden 13th-century mosaic of Christ's ascension, designed by Berlinghiero Berlinghier in a Byzantine style. The inside of the cathedral is carved entirely of white marble, and houses Roman capitals repurposed from the Roman amphitheater nearby. The focal point, though, is the enormous 12th-century baptismal font, the Fonte Lustrale, decorated with biblical scenes by medieval Lombardi sculptors. Outside, you can enjoy dinner at one of the cafes along with views of the cathedral's glittering facade. Using our international travel planner, Lucca attractions like Basilica of San Frediano can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This remarkable Church is located 100 metres away from the amphitheatre. It was built in the VI century by the Bishop Frediano from Ireland. The extensions have taken several century up to the final development. Apart from the numerous, nicely decorated side chapels, special attention deserves the baptistery, a design in which three sculptors have worked.
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  • We often hook underneath in San Frediano, with the rest of the group. but when you look up, you see why:)
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  • A church with easier than many other embellishment, but still great for a Norwegian. Ongoing restoration could indicate that the decoration in the form of wall paintings were about and show off. Expect, therefore, that new taxes increasingly will look forward. Either way it is peaceful and quiet to go in for and have trotted up lots of people. And it strikes a by each such visit that the Church has stood strong throughout history, and then maybe even at the expense of people's standard of living when the Church enough knew and claim her.
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  • Nice mosaic.
  • Nice!
  • Bella basilica
  • I found unpleasant having to pay three euros per person to get in. In addition to visit the Church where you come to pray. It doesn't seem right to pay to say a prayer. Also of despicable taste the gift shop inside the Church, before the exit. Let us remember that the churches are places of worship.
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  • Church where outside mosaic stands out above all else. Cute façade itself but to enter you have to pay
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