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Address: Lucca, Italy
Description: 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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Nice circular square but a main touristic spot.

We were on a very tight schedule visiting Lucca only for a half day. After walking around on the Lucca Walls we went down into the city heading for this round square. At first we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We were on a very tight schedule visiting Lucca only for a half day. After walking around on the Lucca Walls we went down into the city heading for this round square. At first we missed it and had walked past it getting lost in the small and crowded narrow streets. The place itself is nice but like for example... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Attraction not to be missed! Old square with a fantastic feeling. What a place to enjoy! Do not miss to have dinner in a small restaurant in the square.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I like this piazza very much - an Anfiteatro with houses! Try to get there either early morning or late at night - less tourists. Makes a good photo opportunity!

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Even in winter this piazza has many open cafes and shops and is a good place to grab a coffee or enjoy a spritz. The actual roman amphitheater is long gone but there are a few remnants of stone left. However, the piazza retains the shape of the amphitheater and is a pleasant stop during a walk around the city.

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Denham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

The anfiteatro is a bit difficult to find (find and follow the signs). It is an oval shaped square with mainly living spaces and restaurants within. There are also a few benches available to sit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited here in October 2013. We took a train from Florence to Pisa for a half day visit in this city and then from Pisa to Lucca for a half day tour of this town. We walked along the ramparts surrounding the town descending just after the gardens of Palazzo Pfanner and walking past the church San Frediano. From... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This square is located in the very heart of Lucca- actually this is the centre spot. Surrounded by the old buildings, this square is ideal for chillout after long walks through the narrow streets with cobbled stone. I reccomend two gellaterias- ice cream shops!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

The piazza itself is very pretty and quite relaxed. The shops themselves are very tourist-oriented but we still enjoyed walking around this place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a lovely space, full of places to eat, or have a gelato, and to do some shopping either inside the circle or on surrounding streets.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

When you walk into the Piazza Anfiteatro you can imagine living here hundreds of years ago...with the houses surrounding the markets etc.

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