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Piazza Anfiteatro

Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 44 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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belfast
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122 reviews 122 reviews
46 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Delightful peaceful location to sit, have a drink and watch the world go by. Around the outside are many fancy shops, while inside are some querky cafe's including one that looks after husbands while wives do the shopping.

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Helsinge, Denmark
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

You can relax and have food and drinks in the sun or shadow. You can shop in small boutiques and your children can play without the danger of trafic

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The Piazza is smaller then I thought when I saw the pictures. But it is nice to visit. All around the square are little shops and restaurants.

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Bloomfield Hills
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25 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We relaxed with gelato and espressos in a restaurant in the piazza. It needs a bit of cleanup, in my opinion, although it's history is fascinating. Well worth a visit.

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Orillia
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6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have to recommend this Piazza. It was the view from our living room. Apart from its historical significance it made for entertaining browsing with a variety of shops and restaurants.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

But that has long gone I afraid! However, you can still see from the shape of the piazza and the old gates, what used to be there. Typical Italian piazza surrounded by cafes and bistros

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Many restaurants and shops. Good place to enjoy a beverage and people watch....the colorful buildings do not hurt your eyes.

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Hampshire, UK
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85 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The square has a very definite "atmosphere" and we passed through it several times, at different times of the day. It is probably at its most attractive in the evenings. There are several restaurants which are usually well occupied, plus several others located on the roads going round the outside of the Piazza.

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Cardiff UK
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193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Typical of Italian buildings painted in various colours, first round square we have seen anywhere. Its flat so it is disabled friendly. Well worth a visit, nice to have a drink or meal.

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Palatine, Illinois
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Piazza Anfiteatro is round, which is very funny, since piazza means square. Piazzas are always square. However, this was built on the remains of a Roman amphitheater and thus is round. It's just too cool of a place so walk through one of the entry tunnels and check out this round Piazza. Mostly it is line with cafes and shopping... More

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