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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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A nice square (okay oval)

There's nothing that stands out as a focal point or main attraction in this piazza, but it's still very nice and had some nice shops and restaurants.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

There's nothing that stands out as a focal point or main attraction in this piazza, but it's still very nice and had some nice shops and restaurants.

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Inverness Scotland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

first walk round the outside, and see some of the original marble work from the Roman period, then the inside, all is very interesting for the eye. Beware Bars and Restaurants in the inside, just leave them for the pigeons. Over priced, serious attitude problems, and certainly not interested in offering quality and service... so for food and drinks, best... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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58 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Total tourist trap. Beautiful form though. Nice for a walk round or through. You wouldn't find a local here. Just more tourists 2wanderers.com

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Birchwood, WI
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108 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This former amphitheater is very open now. There are many shops in the area. Mid day it gets lots of sun.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We had a great meal in the piazza and there were some good gift shops in the area as well as some great history surrounding the piazza itself!

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

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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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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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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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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