Basilica of San Frediano, Lucca

4.5
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. Plan to visit Basilica of San Frediano and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Lucca attractions using our Lucca trip planning app.
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  • Admission charge was 3 Euro, but well worth it. One of the most beautiful churches we saw on our trip, both inside and out.  more »
  • This is one of the many churches in Lucca. It has a beautiful Mosaic on the front face. It is also lovely inside. The street leading up to the "square" in front has several restaurants and shops.  more »
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  • Beautiful Church, entrance 3 euro pp. Small chaples surrounding the isle. Brochures in several languages.
  • Very interesting. Some beautiful paintings and ceilings.
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