San Frediano basilica is a Romanesque beautiful church located in Lucca. Fredianus or popularly known as Frediano was an Irish bishop of Lucca during the first half of the 6th century. He had a church built on this spot which was dedicated to St. Vincent. When Frediano was buried in this church, it was renamed St. Frediano and Vincenzo. This church acquired its present appearance of a Roman basilica during 1127 to 1147.
There are many reasons for visiting San Frediano, in Lucca. For the 13 century mosaics on the outside of the building and the beauty inside. For the stories that belong to the church. Especially the one of the man who... more insulted the Blessed Virgin Mary when the ground opened and down he went, please look for this in the guide books as they describe the scene better that i do.