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Address: Lucca, Italy
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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Even if restaurant are overpriced and the ice creams are far too big (!!) that Piazza is so so sweet and typical. Lovely house things to buy in Sorelle on the Piazza

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Even if restaurant are overpriced and the ice creams are far too big (!!) that Piazza is so so sweet and typical. Lovely house things to buy in Sorelle on the Piazza

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth seeing. It doesn't look like an amphitheater because during the middle ages it was "cannibalized" to build the buildings that now surround the piazza. We Had a delightful lunch of pizza in the Piazza

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Nice place to have a lunch or dinner in the Piazza. A few restaurants selling good Italian food. A must to see if in Lucca.

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Brugge (B)
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Picturesque houses built in a grand arena-like circle, with a few inviting terraces on the outside of the small bars and restaurants. Definitely worth a relaxing pause, after or in the middle of your shopping, which in Lucca is bafflingly original and cheap, even (or particularly) after having visited Florence.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We feel like philistines, but this did little for us, it is a nice piazza, but can't help thinking that something has been lost here, it was a ghost of an ancient monument, covered by shops, flats and restaurants, albeit very old ones. A warning from history?

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Denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It's really neat to see how the city build up around this area. Stepping in, you can't really see anything original. The shell is mostly gone, and the stands and stage areas have long been built over. From the outside, you can see parts of the shell of the original building. It's just enough to tease the mind.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This attraction is an amphitheater built by the Romans. It has since been converted into apartments and businesses. Normally it is an area where people sit and have lunch or stroll around. We were not there on a day when it would have been filled with a market. We only stayed for a short time then headed to see more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

There's nothing that stands out as a focal point or main attraction in this piazza, but it's still very nice and had some nice shops and restaurants.

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Inverness Scotland
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3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

first walk round the outside, and see some of the original marble work from the Roman period, then the inside, all is very interesting for the eye. Beware Bars and Restaurants in the inside, just leave them for the pigeons. Over priced, serious attitude problems, and certainly not interested in offering quality and service... so for food and drinks, best... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Total tourist trap. Beautiful form though. Nice for a walk round or through. You wouldn't find a local here. Just more tourists 2wanderers.com

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