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Piazza Anfiteatro

Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 38 attractions in Lucca
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This city square is built on an ancient Roman amphitheater situated in the heart of Lucca's historical center.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This well signposted square is a great place to rest whilst on your way around Lucca. There are some excellent gift shops and restaurants/ice cream cafes around this square - great people watching too!!

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Louveciennes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

you get into this amphitheater like plaza through marble pillars that are in fact what"s left of the entrance ways of the old Roman amphitheatre. The houses lining the oval shape have replaced the marble steps of the original and the Roman stones were used to build the great Church near-by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Visited the this location on a day out from Livorno, had great day and this is the location of where the roman arena was. Well worth a visit.

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Worcester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The Amfiteatro Piazza is near the northern end of Via Fillungo, the main shopping . Look out for the entrance archway to the east. The piazza is built over the site of a Roman amphitheatre, and is hence elliptical in shape. It is really attractive as most of the surrounding buildings are a warm golden colour. There are some unusual... More

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Eugene Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a nice place to sit, have a cappuccino and people watch. Nice shops and so pretty when the flower vendors are there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Visited here 3 times on my visit to Lucca. There are plenty of restaurants to chose from (some better than others!!) Well worth the visit, just to sit back and people watch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

great atmosphere and lovely place for a drink but might want to be selective about where you eat as can be pricier and food often not as good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

you still can see the old stones in the corner of the anfiteatro, nowadays you will find some nice bars where to have a drink and enjoy this spectacular square

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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Good place to have an aperitivo during the evening in lucca. This special places , circle one, offer some nice bars situated on it and you can enjoy the antic anfiteatro right there,.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My husband and I were strolling around Lucca after our tour and were enjoying the alleys and beautiful buildings when we stumbled into the Piazza Anfiteatro. The piazza took us by surprise by its size and the fact that it was round. All around the piazza were medieval buildings with souvenir shops, coffee shops and restaurants below them.

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