Regione Toscana
Provincia di Lucca
Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca

San Frediano

La Basilica di San Frediano -situata nella parte settentrionale di Lucca, in una zona compresa fra l'asse viario di via Fillungo e le mura- Ŕ il complesso ecclesiastico lucchese di maggiori dimensioni dopo quello del Duomo.
L'interno Ŕ suddiviso in tre navate coperte con capriate a vista e affiancate lateralmente da numerose cappelle gentilizie. Al fianco settentrionale della chiesa, si addossano gli edifici che ospitarono fino al 1780 il grande convento dei Canonici Lateranensi.
La basilica presenta un'ampia facciata in calcare bianco con un grande mosaico alla sommitÓ.
Nella parte absidale della chiesa si eleva il possente campanile coronato da una merlatura a coda di rondine.
Fondazione: XII century A.D.
Comprensorio: Piana di Lucca
Comune: Lucca
Introduzione:

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

Notizie storiche: The church was founded, according to tradition, by Irish bishop of Lucca Frediano and played an important role in the Middle Ages: beginning with the second half of the XI century it was one of the most important centres of diffusion of the reformed Gregorian liturgy and the friars here became the spiritual leaders of several Roman and Italian communities.
In the mid XIII century the building was raised more than three metres considerably changing its whole proportions. In the course of the XV and XVI centuries the side aisles were covered with vaults. The side chapels were completed at the beginning of the XVI century when the Micheli chapels and the 'cappella del Soccorso' were built. In 1506 the prior of the convent, Pasquino Cenami, had the ancient 'capella della Croce' restored dedicating it to Sant' Agostino: the frescoes in the chapel are by Amico Aspertini. In 1858 great part of the bell tower's masonry was renewed together with the merlons.
Inside the church you can see works by Jacopo della Quercia in the Trenta chapel as well as the tomb of Pasquino Cenami by Matteo Civitali, a XIV century stoup and the altar of the Gentili chapel.
Tipologia: Church
Link Sacrum Luce: http://sacrumluce.sns.it/mv/html/LUC/LC__990005968200000
Codice Audioguida: 633
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