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This city square is built on an ancient Roman amphitheater situated in the heart of Lucca's historical center.
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“oval shape” (19 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (16 reviews)
Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An oval arena dating back to Roman times it surrounded by restaurants and shops. It seemingly had all the qualities of a tourist trap with rip off prices. Pleasantly surprised that the prices for both drinks and food were not only reasonable but in some...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who doesn’t love a piazza built on top of a 4th Century Roman ruins. Having said that - it’s a quick check of the box type of place. Lucca is beautiful.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love most of Italy as there are many places that I enjoy visually. Lucca is a nice town with nice architecture and enjoyable streets. This little circular piazza is famous for something which I have failed to find.

Thank SharingIsCaring2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful square with lots of restaurants. The food is pretty much the same everywhere, not great but good enough

Thank June R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At most this is a place for a quick walk through and if you are on a time constraint there are more beautiful things to see. You can find bars and restaurants so eat and keep walking.

Thank michael p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great variety of restaurants to choose from for food and drinks. Often there are special events set up in the Piazza. Wonderful place to stroll around, view the activities, lovely little shops to browse in. Love it

Thank debbief272016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As many have noted, this was originally an amphitheater, but now consists of residences, restaurants, and shops. The arched tunnel/walkway leading into the center "arena" area was very interesting. I wasn't expecting the open area lined with shops and apartments. I was thinking it would...More

Thank calota
Reviewed 6 November 2017

It is in the shape of the theatre it once was, but other than that, it just is a touristy plaza filled with shops and restaurants now. It is hard to envision its former self.

Thank Tara R
Reviewed 28 October 2017

A very knowledgeable guide walked us through the Piazza Anfiteatro, once an ancient Roman amphitheater for entertainment in the walled city of Lucca, Italy. She pointed out that 8-9 feet below our feet lay the relics of the original piazza. It is elliptical in shape...More

Thank 20hdk
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This oval plazza was built in the shape of a Roman Amphitheatre . Now lined with cafes and restaurants and some shops its a very relaxing area to chill out and have a drink

Thank Alan W
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14 April 2017|
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Response from Christopher T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I hope I am not too late with this. We travelled by car so cannot comment on the public transport other than to say that I know others who have used trains without problems. The main Piazza are both worth a visit, as is... More
4 September 2016|
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Response from Salvin0 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, thank you for asking the questions. I can only give you what my wife and I enjoyed, having stayed in Lucca for one whole month. First of all, Best non-tourist place to eat is outside the ancient walls. Catch a taxi or... More