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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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  • Facade representing the Ascension of Christ, simple but well looked after with the tomb of Saint Zita. Not to be missed
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  • Monumental complex centred on the beautiful church of San Frediano, within the walls of Lucca, but not central. The Church is beautiful, distinguished by a striking exterior mosaic in the upper part of the façade. You pay for a ticket at the entrance, but well worth it, as the Church is held.
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  • Since the San frdiano mosaics that welcome you to the amphitheatre square through the Cathedral Saint-Martin, Lucca is a magical city.
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  • Nice mosaic.
  • Nice!
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  • 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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