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Lucca

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Lucca, piazza del teatro
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Travel guide for Tuscany
       
   

Lucca

   
   

Lucca, the 'city of one hundred churches' is one of the main cities of Italy, famous even beyond national borders mainly for its intact city walls of the XV-XVII century. The historical city center of the city remained almost intact in its original appearance.


   
   
Lucca Domfassade
Facade Lucca Cathedral ( Duomo di Lucca, Cattedrale di San Martino), photo Martin Geisler 


     

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Monuments in Lucca

   
San Michele in Foro

   

The San Michele in Foro Church is situated at the Piazza San Michele, on land that once was a Roman Forum.. Dating primarily from the 12th century, San Michele in Foro is a beautiful Romanesque church with one of the most interesting facades in Italy. On the summit, flanked by two other angels, is the 4 m-tall statue of St. Michael the Archangel.

Monuments in Lucca | San Michele in Foro

 

 

The Church of San Michele in Foro, Lucca



 

Basilica of San Frediano



The architecture of the Basilica of San Frediano well represents the characteristics of Romanesque Lucca before the influences of the nearby Pisa, in particular of the Cathedral of Buscheto, and workers from northern Italy change its traditional character. The church still has a simple type of early Christian basilica plan, with curtain walls smooth, without projections or complex joints of the arches, and architectural elements are all of Roman tradition, such as architraves and columns of the facade and the apse, the windows niche, the specially carved composite capitals.

The church acquired its present appearance of a typical Roman basilica during the period 1112-1147. In the 13th-14th centuries the striking façade was decorated with a huge golden 13th century mosaic representing The Ascension of Christ the Saviour with the apostles below. Berlinghiero Berlinghieri designed it in a Byzantine/medieval style.
Several chapels of the nobility were added in the 14th-16th centuries. These are lavishly decorated with paintings.

Monument sin Lucca | Basilica San Fredioano
  Interior of San Frediano Lucca Ruskin
Interior of San Frediano, Lucca. Pencil, brown ink and wash. From "Ruskin, Turner and the pre-Raphaelites", by Robert Hewison, 2000
 
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San Frediano - detail of the painted facade with 3th century byzantinesque mosaic by Berlinghiero Berlinghieri representing "The Ascension of Christ the Saviour with the apostles below" [2]


 
 


 
 


 

 

 
   


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