One of the oldest churches in the city
This is one of the oldest churches in the city and was built on top of another 6th century church consecrated by the bishop of Lucca, Frediano and dedicated to San Vicente. When the bishop died, he was buried here and it was renamed San Frediano and San Vicente. The outer walls are built with white marble stones taken from the Roman amphitheater near the basilica, and is decorated with a large Byzantine style 13th-century golden mosaic by Berlinghieri Berlinghiero representing the Ascension of Christ. Inside the church is a basilica with a large room and two separated aisles held up by columns with Roman and Romanesque capitals.