Basilica di San Frediano

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croisbeauty croisbea…
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Basilica di San Frediano Jan 10, 2017
The day I was visiting city of Lucca the church door was unfortunately closed and I missed to see it's interior. Basilica of San Frediano, who originally was an Irish Bishop, is the oldest church in town of Lucca, built in the 6th century in a Romanesque style. The front facade is simple in shapes and almost undecorated, it features three entrances, typical for basilicas with three naves, each nave has its own entrance.

Exterior of basilica is characterized by a decorative mosaic located on the outside wall of central nave. The bell tower is separated from the body of the basilica and is distinguished by its height and robust construction. All the bell towers of the churches, built in the Romanesque style, had more purposeful role, other then the ringing such towers simultaneously served as a watchtower and defensive towers
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vicIII says:
Sending thoughts and prayers your way today.
Posted on: Feb 22, 2017
HORSCHECK says:
Another great new tip with brilliant photos. Well done.
Posted on: Jan 10, 2017
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Maurizioago Maurizio…
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Basilica di San Frediano. Jan 28, 2017
This church was built between 560 and 588. It was rebuilt in the first half of the XII century. In the XIII century it was heightened and a golden mosaic was added on its facade. This mosaic represents the Christ redeemer. The church you see today was built between 1112 and 1147. One of the masterpieces you can admire inside is a baptismal font built in the XII century. It is sculpted with stories of Moses, the apostles and the months.

This church houses the mummified body of Saint Zita. One of the saints who lived in Lucca.
The baptismal font.
The baptismal font; closeup.
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Vipin Vipin
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Great quality Apr 24, 2011
Tucked away towards the edge of the town walls, this is a very impressive Basilica in Lucca that is worth visit. Constructed from the seventeenth century, the mosaic work on the face of the building is rather impressive and sets the tone for the interior well. Inside, the roof and general appearance of the building sets high standards. From the frescoes to the intricately carved stone work, it is clear that a lot of effort and money has gone into the building. I thought the quality of many of the chapels was very high and there is one dedicated to a female saint. If you are in Lucca this basilica is worth considering.
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