Tuesday, November 22, 2011

San Frediano in Lucca: An Addendum

Gregory recently wrote about that wonderful Lucchese basilica of San Frediano. As was mentioned in the comments to that post, this basilica also contains, in a chapel behind the baptismal font shown in Gregory's post, the relics of St. Zita, the patroness of domestic servants. Here are two pictures I took when I visited San Frediano:

Since the distinctive style of the façade of the Pisan-Lucchese Romanesque was also mentioned in the earlier post, I thought I'd also add photographs of the other two major churches of Lucca. This is the Cathedral of St. Martin:

And this is the church of St. Michael in the old Roman forum of Lucca, and still the centre of the city:

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