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Lucca by bike
"Hop onto your bike and with one of our local specialized guides ride up to the top of the Renaissance Walls for a fabulous perspective of the historic center. After just a few moments you will be able to admire the most exquisite private garden in Lucca that of Palazzo Pfanner. The leisurely-paced bike ride will continue along the tree-lined boulevard that characterizes the Walls for about 2 kilometers. You will then descend back into the historic center with a stop at the Cathedral of San Martino (Sain where the people of Lucca have venerated the wooden crucifix called the Volto Santo (Holy Face) for centuries. There are many Italian masterpieces in the interior such as the sarcophagus of Ilaria del Carretto and Tintoretto’s Last Supper. To visit the interior
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Florence Day Trip to Pisa and Lucca
"Meet your private driver at 9am for the pleasant hour-long drive to the charming medieval city of Lucca. It is a city enclosed and protected through the centuries by an imposing 16th century wall which is one of the best-preserved Renaissance defenses in Europe. The wall has helped keep the city's original features and Roman street plan intact. You may enjoy starting off your day with a bike ride on top of the walls along the beautiful tree-lined or look up to views of the surrounding hills. Bike rental is an additional (optional) cost paid on the day of your tour at 5euro per bike per hour. Discover the city's Roman features with the Church of San Michele in Foro standing on the site of the original Roman forum. It was here that Giacomo Puccini began his musical career as a choirboy. Strolling along the lively shopping street you will arrive at the church of San Frediano with 6th century origins. See the tomb of Saint Zita (1278) mentioned by Dante in the Inferno whose mummified body can be seen through glass. Discover the unique-shaped arena
From EUR660.00
 
Lucca by bike
"Hop onto your bike and with one of our local specialized guides ride up to the top of the Renaissance Walls for a fabulous perspective of the historic center. After just a few moments you will be able to admire the most exquisite private garden in Lucca that of Palazzo Pfanner. The leisurely-paced bike ride will continue along the tree-lined boulevard that characterizes the Walls for about 2 kilometers. You will then descend back into the historic center with a stop at the Cathedral of San Martino (Sain where the people of Lucca have venerated the wooden crucifix called the Volto Santo (Holy Face) for centuries. There are many Italian masterpieces in the interior such as the sarcophagus of Ilaria del Carretto and Tintoretto’s Last Supper. To visit the interior
From EUR150.00

Basilica San Frediano Tips (18)

San Frediano Church

This church, one of the most visited in Lucca, is located in San Frediano Square just beside Via Fillungo nearabout Piazza dell'Anfiteatro.On its facade threre is a marvellous huge golden mosaic on...
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illudiumqh36
Jan 25, 2005

Church San Frediano

Church San Frediano is situated on Piazza San Frediano, by Piazza del Anfiteatro. It is a beautiful church, made in white stone and with an astonishing painting on its façade – see detail on my first...
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micas_pt
Aug 04, 2004

Church of San Frediano

This Romanesque Church of San Fredianoh was consecrated by the pope in the 12th century and many reconstructions took place until the 16th century.The upper part of the facade is decorated with a...
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HORSCHECK
Oct 22, 2011

Beautiful house of worship

The Basilica of San Frediano is a Romanesque church, situated on the Piazza San Frediano. This church is distinguished by its golden mosaic high on the facade of Christ in Majesty. The church as seen...
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Herkbert
Jun 05, 2008

Don't miss San Frediano's mosaic

Although the Basilica of San Frediano isn't the biggest church in Lucca, I thought it was the most interesting one to visit. San Frediano was built between 1112 and 1117, and its amazing...
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Jefie
Jul 21, 2010

SAn Frediano

Named after the 5th century monk Frediano (Fridianus), who became the Bishop. The first church was in the 8th century and this was re-built in 1112-1147. The Capella on both sides of the entrance is...
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BruceDunning
Aug 22, 2008

Bacilica di S Frediano

In the first half of the 6th century, Frediano, Irish Bishop of Lucca, had a church build on this site. Present church is from XII century and represent early roman basilica. The facade of the church...
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prleprle
Mar 16, 2003

great location and interior

St Frediano church lies in a very lovely square, where you can rest after the long stroll agong Fillolungo street. The interior of the chuch is really charming, not too dark. In my opinion. the...
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PALLINA
Apr 17, 2009

San Frediano Church

This Romanesque church is distinguished by its golden mosaic high on the facade. It was consecrated by the pope in the year 1147. The huge twelfth century baptismal font, the Fonte Lustrale, lies...
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Blatherwick
Dec 30, 2004

Chiesa Di San Frediano

Basilica San Frediano is one of the oldest churches in Lucca, built in the 6th century in Romanesque style. It is known that basilica was constructed on the ruins of an earlier church, that was...
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croisbeauty
Dec 22, 2016

San Frediano church

San Frediano's striking facade features a colourful 13th century mosaic called "The Ascension". Inside, pride of place goes to a splendid Romanesque font on the right carved with scenes from the life...
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Willettsworld
Jul 08, 2005

San Frediano

This church was consegrated in the year 1147 and was used as the main cathedral for many years until the duomo was build. Outside of this huge church you find a huge eyecatching mosaic.History tells...
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Bigs
Nov 17, 2002
 
 
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"Lucca from the inside"
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"Lucca - a Gem of a City"
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Things to Do Near Basilica San Frediano

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Palazzo Pfanner

After seeing multiple historical churches inside the Lucca walls, it was a pleasant change to see and actual family home. We enjoyed the Palazzo Pfanner interior, as much as they allow the public to...
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Guinigi Tower - Torre Guinigi

From the top of this majestuous " Tower-House" ( 44m.) we have a scenic view of the city of Lucca and specialy on the dozen of other towers around the city. There is no elevator, climbing is not too...
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Chiesa San Michele in Foro - Church

The church of San Michele in Foro was erected on the former Roman Forum, situated on a podium which is elevated above the level of the square. Construction of the church began in the 8th century and...
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Duomo di San Martino - Cathedral

According to legend, the cathedral of San Martino was founded by Saint Frediano in the 6th century. Apparently, at first it was a large complex composed by San Martino and church of San Giovanni e...
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Palazzo Mansi

Built towards the end of the 16th century, Palazzo Mansi is described as one of Lucca's most luxurious residences. The palazzo's walls were once decorated by frescoes, but these have unfortunately...
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City Walls & Gates

The history of fortified walls of Lucca begins in 200 A.C. - with a classic square of walls that surrounded the city centre, and with part of it seen there up to today. During the Napoleon era the...
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Getting to Basilica San Frediano

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Piazza S. Frediano, 55100 Lucca

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