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San Michele in Foro

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Address: Piazza San Michele, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: 0583 91991
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A beautiful church in the heart of Lucca

San Michele is a beautiful church built on the site of a Roman forum. It's got a striking beauty and by night in only one spot in the San Michele square one can see the diamond on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Province of Lucca, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

San Michele is a beautiful church built on the site of a Roman forum. It's got a striking beauty and by night in only one spot in the San Michele square one can see the diamond on the hand of the statue of St. Michael the Archangel. The facade has many interesting arcades that were built in various centuries and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is just one of the many place that nave to be seen while visiting Lucca. When you approach Lucca, it can seem a little unimpressive. But once you get inside the city walls it is, Wow, around every corner. I nearly decided not to go inside the city but I am sure I would have regretted if I did.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Stunning cathedral - totally worth a visit (and WONDERFUL shopping nearby, as well as great cafe's). This city is totally worth a day's visit!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Look up at the top of the building to see the amazing sculptures and deco!! On a hot day, it is lovely to go inside and cool down and see the fantastic paintings and look up at the ceilings to see the architecture...beautiful!

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Around every corner in Lucca there is a church and as you enter the square the spectacle takes your breath away. This church was built on the site of the ancient Roman forum and dedicated to St Michael the Archangel. It is worth taking time out to have a coffee at a nearby café just to gaze at the spectacle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Interesting to see the "faces" outside the church. You can find Cavour, Garibaldi Mazzini, King Vittorio Emanuele 11 along with Dante. It stands in what was the forum. On the right side of the cathedral, recent restoration work had been careful not to remove the graffiti which the market traders scratched over years. The angel's wings are made up of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A really stunning church set in a wonderful Piazza in its own right. The architecture on the outside is amazing and along the bottom side edges there are some great carvings of birds. The inside is nothing short of stunning! with superb art works The facade has many head carvings and if you look at back of the facade you'll... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Stunning architecture is found at San Michele in Foro! This beauty seems to be the center of Lucca, a great meeting place! Would have loved to hear Mass in this ancient building!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This Roman Catholic Church is impressive in many ways. Check out the heads on each column. You will find Columbus and other Italian explorers, politicians and historians.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

San Michele is a pit stop for lunch. If you like people watching it is the place to be and enjoy a light lunch

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Address: Piazza San Michele, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: 0583 91991
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca

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