Highlights in Lucca

Highlights in Lucca during a Mediterranean cruise

San Michele in Foro

  • church in Pisan-Romanesque style situated on the square with the same name
  • built in the 11th century
  • famous for its rich decorated façade (marble)
  • one of the most beautiful churches in Tuscany

Duomo di San Martino

  • cathedral dedicated to Saint Martin
  • built in the 11th-13th centuries
  • built from white and gray marble
  • cathedral was never finished completely

Basilica of San Frediano

  • the oldest most popular and church in Lucca
  • dates from the 12th century (Romanesque style)
  •  huge golden mosaic on the façade "The Ascension of Christ"
  • contains intact and mummified body of St. Zita

Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

  • square in the heart of the city
  • once was a Roman amphitheater
  • dating from the 2nd century A.D.