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Piazza Anfiteatro

Address: Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 44 Attractions in Lucca
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This city square is built on an ancient Roman amphitheater situated in the heart of Lucca's...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This city square is built on an ancient Roman amphitheater situated in the heart of Lucca's historical center.

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Denham, United Kingdom
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited here in October 2013. We took a train from Florence to Pisa for a half day visit in this city and then from Pisa to Lucca for a half day tour of this town. We walked along the ramparts surrounding the town descending just after the gardens of Palazzo Pfanner and walking past the church San Frediano. From... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This square is located in the very heart of Lucca- actually this is the centre spot. Surrounded by the old buildings, this square is ideal for chillout after long walks through the narrow streets with cobbled stone. I reccomend two gellaterias- ice cream shops!

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

The piazza itself is very pretty and quite relaxed. The shops themselves are very tourist-oriented but we still enjoyed walking around this place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a lovely space, full of places to eat, or have a gelato, and to do some shopping either inside the circle or on surrounding streets.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

When you walk into the Piazza Anfiteatro you can imagine living here hundreds of years ago...with the houses surrounding the markets etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Yes, the prices are more and it is definitely touristy, but it was still nice to have lunch and watch the horse-drawn carriage parade it's passengers and visit the little shops around the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Although difficult to find this charming piazza enables one to imagine Lucca in ancient times. I am glad to say it is not too commercialised.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

You could almost imagine this piazza whilst it was in Roman times - mainly good food especially if you looked out for the unusual recipe

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Had espresso and breakfast here and watched the world go by. The Piazza was featured in Francesco da Mosto's Italy. That was where I first saw it and longed to visit. It does not disappoint

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