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Chiesa e Convento di San Francesco

Piazza San Francesco, 55045, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 583150
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Very Enjoyable Church

We entered Lucca from the Mancini gate and parked underground below this convent (without knowing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
569tomg
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Excellent find!

We stumbled across this little gem. Actually, it's not little. The grounds are very expansive and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Toronto101
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
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“cloisters”(3 reviews)
“franciscan”(2 reviews)
“restoration”(2 reviews)
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Piazza San Francesco, 55045, Lucca, Italy
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+39 0583 583150
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We entered Lucca from the Mancini gate and parked underground below this convent (without knowing it). When we started walking into Lucca, our first site in town was this beautiful church! We enjoyed a very pleasant walk through the church, admiring its art and carvings.

Thank 569tomg
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled across this little gem. Actually, it's not little. The grounds are very expansive and well kept. A nice quiet place to take a walk. The main building is beautifully restored.

Thank Toronto101
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Free admission although a little out of the way but Lucca is small, so you can get anywhere. Simple cloisters. Church has the usual interior. Brick tower outside was attractive.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Restored and reopened in 2014, the maze of courtyards prompts for inner peace and harmony. Surrounding buildings accomodate IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, a graduate school founded in 2004. The church of San Francesco since its reopening has become an important cultural center with...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

I concur completely with the observations of Bruno66 below. This was an important early Franciscan site, and one heavily supported by a number of rich Lucca families. Much of the interior finery of the church has been taken away, but the architecture remains. A walk...More

Thank NormBC
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

At the eastern end of the walled city of Lucca, close to the Villa Guinigi and to the scenic Via dei Fossi, it is this church and the adjoining convent, which in the Middle Ages had to be outside the city. The church was started...More

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