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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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Round of applause in a shoppers' paradise

Picturesque houses built in a grand arena-like circle, with a few inviting terraces on the outside of the small bars and restaurants. Definitely worth a relaxing pause, after or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Picturesque houses built in a grand arena-like circle, with a few inviting terraces on the outside of the small bars and restaurants. Definitely worth a relaxing pause, after or in the middle of your shopping, which in Lucca is bafflingly original and cheap, even (or particularly) after having visited Florence.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

We feel like philistines, but this did little for us, it is a nice piazza, but can't help thinking that something has been lost here, it was a ghost of an ancient monument, covered by shops, flats and restaurants, albeit very old ones. A warning from history?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It's really neat to see how the city build up around this area. Stepping in, you can't really see anything original. The shell is mostly gone, and the stands and stage areas have long been built over. From the outside, you can see parts of the shell of the original building. It's just enough to tease the mind.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This attraction is an amphitheater built by the Romans. It has since been converted into apartments and businesses. Normally it is an area where people sit and have lunch or stroll around. We were not there on a day when it would have been filled with a market. We only stayed for a short time then headed to see more... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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