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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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TripAdvisor
  • the visit starts already from the mosaic on the façade and does not betray the expectations inside it with the various works arranged in aisles.
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  • Came here by chance we were captivated by the beauty of the Church. Still perfectly preserved medieval style interior, and baptismal really wonderful. Kindness of the controller of the Church that gave us some tips on some places to visit in the town.
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  • Basil is very close to Piazza Anfiteatro, you can make good pictures on the background of the façade. Inside look particularly nothing.
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Google
  • 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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