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Chiesa e Convento di San Francesco

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Peaceful complex

The huge complex of the church and monastery of the Franciscan order was built in the Gothic style... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Rijeka, Croatia
Very Enjoyable Church

We entered Lucca from the Mancini gate and parked underground below this convent (without knowing... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Orlando, Florida
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Piazza San Francesco, 55045, Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

The huge complex of the church and monastery of the Franciscan order was built in the Gothic style during the 14th century and completed with additional chapels in the next century. It is a peaceful place, near the parking garage, recently restored and nowadays is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Walked by this church several times on the way to the parking garage. It is located right in the piazza and in back of the garage. It seems to be only open at certain hours. It is unassuming from the outside and looks small but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We entered Lucca from the Mancini gate and parked underground below this convent (without knowing it). When we started walking into Lucca, our first site in town was this beautiful church! We enjoyed a very pleasant walk through the church, admiring its art and carvings.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We stumbled across this little gem. Actually, it's not little. The grounds are very expansive and well kept. A nice quiet place to take a walk. The main building is beautifully restored.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Free admission although a little out of the way but Lucca is small, so you can get anywhere. Simple cloisters. Church has the usual interior. Brick tower outside was attractive.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank tinkle_24
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Restored and reopened in 2014, the maze of courtyards prompts for inner peace and harmony. Surrounding buildings accomodate IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, a graduate school founded in 2004. The church of San Francesco since its reopening has become an important cultural center with...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

I concur completely with the observations of Bruno66 below. This was an important early Franciscan site, and one heavily supported by a number of rich Lucca families. Much of the interior finery of the church has been taken away, but the architecture remains. A walk...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank NormBC
Reviewed 14 February 2016

At the eastern end of the walled city of Lucca, close to the Villa Guinigi and to the scenic Via dei Fossi, it is this church and the adjoining convent, which in the Middle Ages had to be outside the city. The church was started...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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