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Pisa and Lucca Wine Tour from Florence
"This part of Tuscany is less known to most tourists but here lay some of the most Interesting and beautiful sights to be seen in the region. From the rich history of Pisa Lucca and Chianti Classico wine area full of churches squares palaces and museums this area offers a wide variety of experiences.The first stop for one hour in Pisa. Pisa is famous for its architectural beauty. Piazza del Miracoli with the celebrated Leaning Tower
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Private Tour: Pisa and Lucca from Florence
"The itinerary first takes you to Pisa where a driver will show you the most important square in the city: the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with the Leaning Tower the Baptistery the Cemetery and the Cathedral. Piazza dei Miracoli is a real jewel of Romanesque architecture: the magnificence of the square will overwhelm you as you pass through Porta Nuova one of the ancient gates of the Medieval city walls. (guide not included)Driving towards Lucca across San Giuliano Terme you'll enjoy the beautiful plain surrounded by mountains and hills scattered with ancient castles
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Private Tour: Lucca and Pisa with Typical Pastry Tasting
"Depart in your private vehicle for the architectural masterpieces of Pisa. Enjoy a 2-hour guided walking tour that leads you through Piazza dei Miracoli the Cathedral with its Romanesque art constructed between the 11th and 12th centuries (exterior) the Leaning Tower (exterior) the Baptistery (exterior) and other important monuments. Your guide will lead you on a pleasant walk to Piazza dei Cavalieri where you can admire the historic Scuola Normale one of the most famous universities in the world. Lunch is at your leisure (not inclusive) and can be taken in Pisa or Lucca if you prefer. You'll be able to decide with your guide where to have lunch on the date of the tour. Get ready to t you have free time to walk along the famous walls dating back to the sixteenth century before entering into the enchanting city center. Take your time
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Duomo di San Martino - Cathedral Tips (26)

Il Duomo

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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Aug 27, 2016

Visit the cathedral.

The duomo of San Martino (or the cathedral) was founded in the VI century. It was rebuilt around 1060 and renewed between the XII and the XIII centuries. The interior was rebuilt in the 14th and 15th...
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Apr 04, 2016

Duomo di San Martino – Great start of Lucca.

Reading through the guides before coming to Lucca, we didn't expect much, but we found lots to see and do here. The Duomo di San Martino was beautiful and quite spectacular in its own right. We parked...
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Mar 14, 2016

Duomo di San Martino

The facade of of San Martino Cathedral could be described as "interesting" - a euphemism for many things. Rick Steves' invaluable guidebook describes it as "... an entertaining mix of architectural...
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Dec 01, 2011

Duomo di San Martino

The Romanesque Duomo di San Martino was built in the 13th century, whereas the attached bell tower (campanile) already exists since the 11th century. The cathedral is home to the Volto Santo (Holy...
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Oct 22, 2011


The marble cathedral that sits in the Piazza San Martino is the Lucca Cathedral known as The Duomo di San Martino. The Facade has wonderful Romanesque sculptures on the outside and the Volto Santo,...
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Oct 14, 2010

Too bad we didn't get to see it all...

Unfortunately, there were some major restoration works going on in the Cathedral of San Martino when we visited, so we only got to see a small portion of Lucca's most important church. Luckily, that...
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Jul 29, 2010

St Martin's Cathedral

This cathedral has a history dating back to the 6th century, when St Frediano conceived of the first modest church here. Subsequent enlargements in the 12th and 13th centuries produced a larger...
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Dec 28, 2009

a bit disappointing interior

The cattedrale di S. Martino lies in a very nice square and shows an outstanding architecture. Do not miss the statues of S. Martino (both in the facade and in the interior).Interior is very dark and...
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Apr 16, 2009

The most wonderful atrium

Even if you don't go inside, you really must visit the atrium of the Duomo di San Martino.It is full of the most wonderful carvings, some of which a date back to the 5th century.You'll find a...
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Nov 20, 2008

Church St. Martino

The second construction began in 1063-1073 by Pope Alexander II. The first church is to be from around 6th century by St. Fredianus, and then in 8th century it became the seat for the Bishop. Later...
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Aug 22, 2008

Lucca's Duomo

The Cathedrale di San Martino, located in the Piazza San Martino, is a large Romanesque cathedral built in the 12/13th century. It was built after, and fitted next to, a soaring bell tower and has a...
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Jun 06, 2008
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Things to Do Near Duomo di San Martino - Cathedral

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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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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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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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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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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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Basilica 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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Getting to Duomo di San Martino - Cathedral


Piazza Antelminelli, 55100 Lucca


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