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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  • The mosaic fresco on the front of Basilica di San Frediano is very colorful and beautiful. The basilica is off the beaten path but is not far from the Via Fullingo.  more »
  • The mosaic on the facade is only an obvious aspect but the charm of its Romanesque structure is enjoyed in its interior, with its regular columns, the high ceiling in wooden beams and the art of its walls.
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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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