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Piazza Anfiteatro

Address: Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 40 Attractions in Lucca
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: This city square is built on an ancient Roman amphitheater situated in the heart of Lucca's historical center.
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

You could almost imagine this piazza whilst it was in Roman times - mainly good food especially if you looked out for the unusual recipe

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Had espresso and breakfast here and watched the world go by. The Piazza was featured in Francesco da Mosto's Italy. That was where I first saw it and longed to visit. It does not disappoint

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Willunga, Australia
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

You can still see some of the original marble building material from the Roman amphitheatre incorporated into the walls and building of the medieval Piazza. While most of the original structure has been buried and reused the size and shape remains.

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Lucca, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Much history lays behind the "Anfitatro" its always been a gathering point for traders and tourists so expect to pay more here. Some very nice shops and a great place to assemble, some great music can be heard from time to time from local musicians/bands. Outdoor exhibitions have been held here also and the local classic car clubs show off... More

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Victoria Australia
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142 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This piazza is a great space to come and take photos, however the cafes and resturants are a bit touristy. We preferred eating in the local cafes that are dotted around the town

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great piazza in a delightful town with much to offer. Much nicer than those in the larger cities. Great for people watching. Stayed in a B and B right on the piazza. Wandered down each day to sit in the sun and drink spritz. Several nice places with pleasant staff and good service. We followed the sunshine from one side... More

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New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

too many smokers sitting in the out door cafes. couldn't really enjoy my prosecco without second had smoke.

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Brisbane, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is a typical Italian amphitheatre in the middle of Lucca's old town. There's not much to say about it, it's a beautiful example of an Italian plaza. Much better, in my opinion, than the tourist-laden plazas of Rome, Milan and Venice.

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Freedom, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We happened into the Anfiteatro on the day Lucchese were remembering the town' s liberation in WWII by the U.S. Army's Buffalo Soldiers. Old jeeps, troop carriers and equipment and folks dressed in Army uniforms. It's a central spot in town, lots of shops, gelaterias, restaurants that is definitely worth visiting.

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Rijswijk, Holland
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69 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Anfiteatro is another unique sight in Lucca. It was only a pity that a huge tent destroyed the sight of this oval square. The Hot Chocolate in gelateria 'Dal Puccini' was really delicious and many tourists on the terrace agreed.

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