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Basilica di San Frediano

Basilica di San Frediano-photo: www.ufficiodelturismo.it

The church of San Frediano in Lucca is mentioned for the first time together with its monastery in a document dated 685.

The basilica lies in the northern part of Lucca between via Fillungo, the main road axis, and the walls; after the Duomo it is the largest Lucchese church complex.

The interior is divided into three aisles with a roof supported by visible trusses; on the sides are a number of chapels belonging to the gentry. Along the north side of the church is a large building that was until 1780 the convent of the Canonici Lateranensi.

The basilica has a wide façade in white limestone and a large mosaic at the top. In the apse end of the church is a massive bell tower crowned by dovetail merlons.

Where:
Piazza San Frediano - Lucca

Opening hours:
Summer: 9:00-12:00/15:00-17:00
Winter: 9:00-12.00/15:00:18:00

For further informations:
Tel: +39 0583493627

Source:
http://luccapro.sns.it/

Address:
Piazza San Frediano, 55100 Lucca (LU)
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