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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 place to eat, very buzzing

Piazza Anfiteatro is a must if you're visiting Lucca. As the name says, it's a circular square. It is'nt accesible for cars, so it's child friendly. The square is packed with open... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Piazza Anfiteatro is a must if you're visiting Lucca. As the name says, it's a circular square. It is'nt accesible for cars, so it's child friendly. The square is packed with open air restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The 360 degree view of this Pizza was beautiful. The chubby feel of the buildings only added to its charm! I wouldn't recommend eating here as its a bit of a tourist trap but it's worth sitting down with a drink and soaking up the atmosphere....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If in Lucca, you need to see it, but it is not a particularly special place - compared for example with the Campo in Siena. It seems to have been left to the tourist visitors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Definitely for tourists, ringed with many shops, cafés, and the like! However, found my favorite gelato place here (see my review). As one other reviewer stated, this does not look like an old amphitheater and it is very difficult to see or envision it's architectural prime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great and unique piazza with many restaurants and a great place to have lunch and do some people watching. Look closely around at the buildings and you can still see the arches and main gates of the ancient Roman amphitheater. Stand in the center and imagine the crowds cheering and the gladiator battles.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

From the pictures this looked quite a special place, however once you enter the piazza all you see are bars and cafes around the edge. Great if you want a meal or coffee but not great if you want to see the architecture. Even sitting at one of the cafes all you see are other cafes! Not as real as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is the old site of the Roman amphitheatre, which when built was outside of the old Roman walls. Now it serves as a focal point of restaurants and cafe's with accommodation above. Stunning though quite noisy with all the activity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This jewel in Lucca's crown does get rather busy in the summer with more and more restaurants opening for tourists, none of which seem very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited this Piazza a few times during our visit to lucca. It's beautiful and had a great atmosphere with several restaurants that were always busy. It's built on the ruins of an old Roman theatre. If you look up you see the beautiful buildings which have plenty of character

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We found it difficult to locate - unlike Rome, Lucca doesn't have signposts to the most popular attractions. The buildings have been wedged into the oval footprint of the original amphitheatre and have a delightful haphazard look to them. It's a good place to take a breather and have a drink.

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