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Piazza Anfiteatro

Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 41 Attractions in Lucca
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This city square is built on an ancient Roman amphitheater situated in the heart of Lucca's historical center.
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Piazza Anfiteatro is a remnant from the Roman Empire era of present-day Lucca. Thus its shape is reminiscent of a typical Roman amphitheater. The square is delightful, with numerous al fresco restaurants and cafes. It's also great for people-watching.

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British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I have this picture of my families heritage on my wall, it did not do it justice. It was charming with a bit of over touristy stuff, but hey that is what popularity brings to areas we all visit. The history of the anfiteatro is really great, worth hiring Wanda Martinelli to learn about the area. I will review her... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

If you enjoy people watching this is where to do it and in the sun. Reasonably priced food and the cheapest Pinot Grigio all holiday. Visit Cose E Peresone for your gifts. This is a social cooperative with contents 'realised by disabled people and tell stories of determination, imagination and capability'.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

A must visit, Don 't miss it. Did not stop for coffee but several places to stop and watch the world go by.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Beware the extremely expensive coffee shops but if you have a bit of money to burn get yourself a drink, sit down and enjoy the atmosphere of this lively spot. Well worth a visit after walking around beautiful Lucca.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It has a lovely ambience but the restaurants can be a a little pricey & ordinary. There are plenty to choose from so check the menus.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The only reason that I can't give this beautiful little piazza five stars is because it cant't quite compare to the stunning central piazza in Siena, oh and there is no fountain; all perfect piazzas should have a fountain. Other than that this is a gorgeous place to visit. The early mornings, before the cafes and restaurants open are particularly... More

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Chico, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Yes, it's a piazza, and a nice one, with restaurants, open air seating, often hosting art, and happy families. Lucca is an amazing town, walled completely, it is so well preserved, that in the narrow streets at dusk, you'd swear you had been transported to sometime between 1200-1500. But the roots of Lucca are far older, and go much deeper.... More

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Sattahip, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I visited Lucca in the hot day which made it is difficult with a kid. It was too crowded with tourists as many other towns in Italy which I don't mind too much as long as everybody walk. However, what I don't like was that those cars who drove in town are not very gentle with pedestrian! . I believe... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a lovely old Piazza with very pretty and colourful buildings and some lovely al fresco cafes and restaurants where you can sit and soak up the atmosphere. On the outside, there is still visible archaeological evidence of the presence of the original Roman amphitheatre.

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