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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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  • beautiful mosaic on the façade Roman, especially making it one of the few who know in Tuscany. It's a splendor on sunny days, beautiful inside the baptismal font. To remember who is one of the oldest churches in Lucca, and there are many.
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  • The basilica can be visited at a charge of € 3 per person. Is delivered a brief guide that illustrates the main parts of the structure. Recommended visit is worth.
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  • Don't miss the tour of this beautiful Basilica with its pulpit so harmonious, the organ, the frescoes. Alone is worth a trip to Lucca (city "favor" from perfect beauty)
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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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