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Piazza Anfiteatro

Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 41 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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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

As I am interested in Roman history, I was keen to see this part of the city but once inside it is not much more of a draw than the rest of the city.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Unusual setting, good choice of bars etc to sit at and sip, and watch others and examine buildings leisurely , few shops too. Worth a visit.

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It was one of the cutest piazzas I have seen in the shape of an eliptic circle, surrounded by buildings. Believe it or not there is as store that has a mirror outside which enables mirror selfies which had a queue :)

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cheshire
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27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

As others have said it stands on the site of the old Roman amphitheatre, but there is very little of the structure remaining and it has been incorporated into the buildings which now make up the oval 'square' Its a great place to sit and relax under parasols a cup or glass in hand, to watch the world go by,... More

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Originally the Lucca was built by the Etruscans and later inhabited by the Romans. As you wander from Piazza S. Michele, built in the spot of the original Roman Foro, to stroll down via Fillungo now popular for it’s shopping, ancient history is revealed in the very stones of Lucca. This is no more evident than in the curvature of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Quite a unique place and the restaurants were great and cheaper than expected. Good place to take a break whilst wandering around the town.

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Malta
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170 reviews 170 reviews
106 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It may be nothing special for some but this enclosure of buildings looks so unusual. It has some restaurants, souvenir shops and people seem to hang around and watch each other. Worth a visit as it has such an old Italy feel to it.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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65 reviews 65 reviews
56 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

the shape of this square is so unique with the buildings lined next to one another in bright colors and the flowers and plants hanging out the windows. it's really beautiful, full of cafes, restaurants, and souvenir shops. i had the most delicious gelato at caffe costadoro in the piazza

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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A stunning area, plenty of shops to browse and the cafe culture is at it best here. Simply a pleasure and to watch the world go by.

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Bucharest, Romania
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441 reviews 441 reviews
396 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

An old paved square surrounded by old buildings.Not very big,it was built on the ruins of the ancient roman amphitheater.A lot of restaurants and cafes.

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