San Francesco, Lucca

Members of the Franciscan's order used the site as early as 1228, but the church as we see it today dates from the 14th-century. Built from brick, with a  facade of large white and grey limestone ashlars arranged in horizontal and parallel lines, the church does not have an aisle and has a trussed roof. It has a monastery complex around it. 

The interior is plain with  a set of terracotta ornaments in the apse, where ceramic basins once stood. New presbyterian chapels were built during the 14th- and 15th-centuries according to the wishes of the Lord of Lucca;  Paolo Guinigi.

 Don't miss the Florentine-style 15th-century frescoes and the sepulchral arches by Ricciardi, where illustrious figures like poet Giovanni Guidiccioni and the composer Luigi Boccherini are buried.

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Opening Hours

Monday:
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday:
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Wednesday:
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Thursday:
10:00 - 19:00
Friday:
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday:
10:00 - 19:00
Sunday:
10:00 - 19:00

Seasons

01 November 2021 - 31 March 2022
Monday:
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday:
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday:
10:00 - 17:00
Friday:
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday:
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday:
10:00 - 17:00

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