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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This apparently is the largest share in Lucca, and is often used for celebrations and concerts, It is not as charming as some of the smaller squares but it does have restaurants and small shops

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kyle S
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Big space in the city centre surrounded by smaller piazzas. A few market stalls offering assorted foods and trinkets.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank johnfred4
Reviewed October 12, 2018

The main square of the city is also known as the Piazza Grande due to the vast space it occupies. Its main building is the “Palazzo Ducale” or “Palazzo Pubblico”, but the square is best known as the main venue of the Lucca Summer Festival...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Loved this piazza in Lucca there are loads of restaurants and little shapes in the the area or at lease with Ing walking distance

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 827martinob
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Interesting Piazza close to the San Martino, Holds music concerts in the summer evenings, with a wide choice of stars.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 19chelsea70
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Visited the piazza for the second time to checkout Lenny K. Show was great and the venue was great. Buildings all around make the concert quite intimate, even with hundreds of people.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ahtaja
Reviewed August 11, 2018

It is unbelievable how this small lovely square turns into centre of music and summer festival. Concerts here are unforgetable, thanks to the intimate atmosphere. You have a feeling of being reall close to the stage and musicians. This year's Lenny Kravitz concert was a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Zgooga
Reviewed July 17, 2018

This was not the best time to visit the square, where we have been already some years ago. Nowadays it is a huge construction site, but we still remembered how nice it was before.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 545medva
Reviewed July 7, 2018

we were here during Rolling Stones, it was thursday and mercato was on. bought some olive oil and had cannoli from Nelli. it was awesome.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Andre L
Reviewed June 26, 2018

The place had a bunch of work being done on it and tons of cranes.. Not a good time to go see and take pictures.

Date of experience: May 2018
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January 29, 2017|
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Response from martinrX2100SM | Reviewed this property |
I always stayed in the middle of the town. Think to have seen taxi's around so I guess it won't be a problem. Enjoy your stay! Leave the piazza Napoleone in the south side (where traffic is allowed) and you will find a taxi.
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Europa513
Toronto, Ontario
Elton John concert seating (6 Replies)
Hi everyone, My boyfriend and I are planning to come to Lucca from July 13-15 and I would like to get us tickets to the Elton John concert on July 14. Is ticketone a good online site to buy tickets from? Also, I am confused about the seating. I thought I read on this site that all seating in Piazza Napoleone is unassigned/standing but on ticketone it offers 3 different options - Standing G/A Intero for 49€, Floor Reserved Seats for 115€ and Gold Box Platform Reserved Seats for 138€. I...More
March 06, 2011|
Response frommesh|
Hi, Have used ticketone a few times for concerts in Lucca they are fine. I looked at the seating map and it looks like only the 115 euro tickets (seated) and the 49 euro standing only tickets are available. mesh
Zizza
Princeton, New Jersey
noise and travel (13 Replies)
Hello! I'm visiting Lucca next summer during the Lucca Summer Festival. I've found a couple of places to stay near Piazza Napoleone, which is appealing because it is close to the train station, and I plan on going on various day trips away from Lucca. However, I will be travelling with small children who go to bed around 20:30, and I'm concerned that the concert noise coming from the nearby Piazza Napoleone will keep them awake. Is this concern reasonable? If I'm 100 meters away, will the...More
May 19, 2018|
Response fromjanb602016|
Apart from the concert noise there may also be considerable noise from the concert-goers before and after the concerts and you may want to consider staying outside the walls and walking in and out of the city. The alternative is to stay at the other side of Lucca entirely but that means being further from the station.
rcharit
Frankfurt3b
Lucca Festival Parking - Sunday evening (5 Replies)
We are going to see a show in Lucca on Sunday the 24th of July. It will take place in the Piazza Napoleone at 21:30. We are arriving by car. What are the possibilities to park in the evening inside the walls close to via Citadela ( it shows that there are some parking slots there). If not where should we park and how long will we need to get to the show.
July 21, 2011|
Response fromTABofotd|
There are several parking lots on the outside of the walls. The largest and probably closest to the concert venue would be Carducci. I used Mazzini which is inside the walls but on the opposite side of town and would be a 20 minute walk (depending on your speed). As you approach Lucca, you will start to see Parking signs with free spaces available (libero) shown in lights. Allow 20 to 30 minutes from either of these lots and maybe a little more in case you have to park in the far corner. If...More