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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...

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

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Mandatory coffee and food stop in order to take in the vistas.

Built on a former Roman Colosseum, hence the circular shape, which makes you feel like you are standing in the middle of a Colosseum. Just looking at the buildings around the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Melbourne, Australia

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This piazza has a very desolate feel during the off-season. It might be lively during high season since it is completely tourist-driven.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Built on a former Roman Colosseum, hence the circular shape, which makes you feel like you are standing in the middle of a Colosseum. Just looking at the buildings around the piazza is mesmerising and I spent a couple of hours sketching the view from our selected coffee and food place. Certainly worth the visit.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Once a 2nd century Roman Amphitheatre which has undergone several transitions. After walking through the gates and recognizing the odd shape, then going back outside, I had that Eureka moment.... 'I see it!' There are four ancient entrances into the Plaza. Check out the gates and the facade. It still has the original shape and some of the charter. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing place to be. It feels like you are inside a ancient arena surrounded by beautiful architecture. I have always seen this from a arial view and now I can say that I have been in this amazing site. You can go here from Via Fin Lungo. It is easy to miss so look for an arch... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice piazza with a circular shape and bar and restaurants around. Great atmosphere during the night. You can enjoy a drink outside.

Thank Francesco P
McKinney, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's now a huge, mostly empty piazza. Perhaps so many shops and restaurants are closed because of the lateness in the season, it's sad to see how the Piazza Anfiteatro is treated now. Tours roam through quite frequently, there are a couple of cafes and a couple of shops selling all the tourist junk.

Thank WednesdayNightGirl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the atmosphere of this place. Ideal for a round panoramic photo or photo sphere. I have attached mine so like if you find this useful. Beautiful place to sit, chill, have a glass of wine or have a nice lunch. Would recommend to visit if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely and large piazza. Be sure to go to Gelateria Anfiteatro for the freshest gelato in town. Lots of great shops and restaurant options.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a real amphitheatre, but a piazza built on the oval foundations of the original Roman site. Filled with bars and street-cafes, lined with interesting little shops, you can avoid the tacky tourist tat and browse local art and crafts, or sit and drink coffee while watching the world go bustling by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unless you visit with a tour group near the end of October,when the big marquee is being set up here, this is a magnificent open amphitheatre full of history and photographic delights. Go to LUCCA and stay a while and enjoy all it has to offer.

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