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Piazza Anfiteatro

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Address: Lucca, Italy
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This city square is built on an ancient Roman amphitheater situated in the...

This city square is built on an ancient Roman amphitheater situated in the heart of Lucca's historical center.

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Improvement of old Roman amphitheater

Here was a real Roman amphitheater, but during the ages local people build houses. Very interesting architecture monument of historical place transformed to nowadays accomodation.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here was a real Roman amphitheater, but during the ages local people build houses. Very interesting architecture monument of historical place transformed to nowadays accomodation.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed walking around Lucca in a day trip we paired with Pisa. This plaza was almost empty when we were there. This made it feel huge and I really enjoyed some of the panoramic pictures I was able to take without people moving about.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must see this piazza (square) which is round and all of the houses surround it. Avoid these touristic restaruants because they are some of the worst in the city but visit the shops including Le Due Sorelle.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting "centre" of Lucca & a great place for relaxing with a drink, lunch, ice-cream or just people-watching

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit Lucia and you need to visit this. It was an amphitheatre in Roman tradition times but over the centuries local robbed the stone and built homes and today it is a piazza. It's an interesting rather than awe inspiring place to visit. A few shops and restaurants line the edge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here on our second trip to Lucca and wished we had allowed more time to spend watching the world go by. With the many restaurants to choose from the prices a kept reasonable inexpensive and offer a wide range of foods. Choose a table carefully to take advantage of the sun or shade, whichever you choose.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our small group of cruise ship passengers has wondered the streets to see Piazza Anfiteatro which was built upon the remains of an ancient Roman Amphitheatre. Originally built as the entertainment center outside this Roman town, for spectacles and gladiator games, the amphitheater of Lucca was an imposing structure, with fifty-four arches and a cavea able to hold as many... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A square with no roads going to it, you reach it bellow the surrounding buildings and once inside you marvel at the building colours and the elliptical square space.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful... But why in Cristhmas time there is nothing.. no three no party..why????... ok the square is unique.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The Piazzo Anfiteatro has a wonderful atmosphere and is always busy. There are loads of quaint restaurants offering a wide variety of food. In between there are little shops selling those gifts which will remind you of the city . Whether it is a glass of wine or a full meal you require , you wont be disappointed.

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