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Piazza Anfiteatro

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Address: Lucca, Italy
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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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The Piazza has gorgeous architecture of times gone-by. It may not the biggest piazza in Italy but has great character. Has the usual cafes and tourist attractions. We even found... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a nice enough piazza but the buildings are pretty average and there is no real trace of the Roman building left for us to see other than the basic shape. Many of the shops and cafes are aimed at tourists and probably best avoided, but it has a nice enough atmosphere

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you were looking at this site based on a tourist map you might be disappointed initially. This is essentially a relaxing circle of cafes based on the foundations of a Roman amphitheatre. Some good authentic Italian culinary experience in historical location with prompt and good customer service (e.g. Perbacco).

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Conway, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am sure at one time, this Roman amphitheater was a happening place for games and other things. Today, it is filled with shops, restaurants, and tourist apartments all above. It's interesting to see but not my cup of tea. All the restaurants are mediocre and expensive. Go on the outer ring and you will find much better.

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Orpington Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you enjoy sipping a nice drink outside a cafe in an open space where you can relax and maybe have a bite to eat you will enjoy this location. You will also get the sun.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As it states "ampitheatre" on the maps we obtained from the Tourist office in Lucca (by far the most helpful of all the Italian Tourist offices we visited - thank you), it was disappointing to see this was bars and shops, built in the same semi-circle as the theatre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Piazza has gorgeous architecture of times gone-by. It may not the biggest piazza in Italy but has great character. Has the usual cafes and tourist attractions. We even found an icecream shop, gelatio that sells dairy free icecream. Piazza Antifeatro is worthwhile destination to visit.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The architecture of the ampitheatre is quite novel but beautiful mingling different eras of its development over the centuries to produce what is now a lovely place to relax and watch the world go by. There was an organist playing music when we were visiting which added to the chilled ambience.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A square that is oval, surrounded by interesting buildings, with almost all of the ground floors taken up by bars & restaurants. The centre of the area is free of chairs and tables for people to stroll about. There is then usually a street entertainer singing, dancing, juggling or something else. A good relaxing place for a meal whilst people... More 

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New York,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great piazza to eat outside, enjoy a glass (or 2) of wine, people watch, take in the architecture of this beautiful city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Not to be missed.This place is just lovely.You find yourself at the centre of a circle with a 360 degrees of beautiful old buildings .What is so lovely that these are living spaces and one cannot help but look up the windows to have a glimpse of faces who actually live there.The ground floor consists of numerous restaurants,cafes,ice cream shops... More 

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