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Lucca Cathedral

Listed under Cathedrals in Leghorn, Italy.

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Lucca Cathedral's proper name is the Cathedral of St. Martin. Pope Alexander II started building work on it in the mid 11th Century and the facade with the columns and arches are from the original construction. The portico, and sculptures that decorate it running along the building's western side were added in the 13th Century and the Gothic nave was added in the 14th Century.

The cathedral's greatest treasure is a cedar wood crucifix supposedly carved around the time of the crucifixion.

Written by  Emilie Stokes.

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