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Basilica of San Frediano

Piazza San Frediano, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Piazza San Frediano, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

We went inside and paid for an admission ticket to look around the beautiful church. Glad we took the time to explore while in Lucca.

Thank zimmys57
Reviewed 6 days ago

This absolutely stunning basilica was the first cathedral in Lucca and was patronised by the wealthy and influential Medici family. If you think it's impressive from the outside - wait till you get inside - we thought it was jaw dropping and knocked the spots...More

Thank HESLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just arrived in Lucca and were admiring the beautiful mosaics on the front of the Basilica of San Frediano when the corner of my eye caught movement and I managed to take a snap of this unusual object with my iPhone. It quickly...More

Thank CFofLL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Romanesque Basilica of San Frediano is about 1000 years old but its beautiful golden mosaic was added in the 14th century.

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another beautiful basilica - the inside not as spectacularly decorated as later churches so it was helpful to see what these churches were like pre renaissance

Thank Myopinions2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This can be in contention as most photogenic tower, that is the bell-housing structure of the San Frediano Church. Viewed from any of its sides, it commands attention for visitors walking through the walls of Lucca. It`s a wonderful backdrop for taking a souvenir shot...More

1  Thank Adven-jude-rer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best way to see all of the major sites, and come away with true feeling for this marvelous city is to take a guided tour (at least three hours) with a professional tour guide. Having used personal guided tours the world-over, Wanda Martinelli is...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

A simple Basilica but so beautiful. A small fee to enter at €4. Grab a written guide and stroll through the side chapels and main church whilst reading about its history and the works of art and sculpture. Worth a look when in lucca.

Thank mb2000505
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is a a very beautiful basilica. We were there at various times of the day and each added to the sense of calm and tranquility. It is very much worth a visit! Our 9 1/2 year old granddaughter loved it also.

Thank BluebirdBonnie
Reviewed 17 March 2017

While this Basicilia is not the most ornate in Lucca it is still worth a visit because of its age and historical significance. It is a very large well constructed building with different sections added at different times.

Thank MarleneBlundell
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What time are the masses on Easter Sunday, please?
1 April 2017|
Response from ClareMcK | Reviewed this property |
Good morning Celebrations presided over by the archbishop for Palm Sunday: 10 am St. Michael's Church in Lucca procession to the Cathedral where at 10:30 there is a solemn mass. Thanks, Clare.