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This city square is built on an ancient Roman amphitheater situated in the heart of Lucca's historical center.
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Lucca, Italy
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All reviews roman amphitheater oval shape watch the world souvenir shops lots of restaurants flower market people watching great place to people watch glass of wine beautiful square roman times lovely atmosphere gelato gelateria via fillungo narrow streets old city
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Reviewed yesterday

Our apt rental looked out onto the Piazza Anfiteatro so we had a good view night and day. Lots of places to eat, musicians, children playing and folks just strolling.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s still retains the shape of the old Roman amphitheater but it is now surrounded by restaurants and souvenir shops. The shops are said to have the best prices in the town. There is a great gelato shop as well. The best is covered in...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

All remnants of the original Roman amphitheater are buried below a circular piazza (the geometry itself being the only remaining evidence of the original amphitheater). Just a ring of shops, mostly tourist junk, but one superb gelateria we were clued into by Rick Steves' guide.

Thank Tour822198
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This old amphitheater has been converted into a lovely area filled with restaurants and shops and is located off the main road of Lucca. The shape of the buildings really maintains the original theatre feel.

Thank Aline C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually the last stop on my way home for a night cap, I have spent many evenings simply listening to the musicians busking in the piazza and taking in the sights and sounds. On several occasions many of the couples within the restaurants surrounding this...More

Thank Mercury363
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most photographed square in the city has an elliptical form of the Roman amphitheater that stood here in the second century. Much of the original stone was carted off to build the city’s churches, but arches and columns can still be seen embedded in...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A circular piazza in the same shape as the old Roman ampitheater. Restaurants and shops surround the plaza. The day we had lunch a movie was being filmed just an extra bonus!

Thank DavidA11958
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before going here visit Domo Romano for context. This is the site of the original roman coliseum. You will find remnants and feel a sense of history in what seems an ordinary piazza.

Thank jim m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

8 to 10 different restaurants surrounding this enclosed area style piazza. As the sun sets and the lights come on the romantic ambience develops further.

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit, sit and have a meal and a vino and watch the people stroll by. After spending 2 weeks in Rome and Florence it was such a joy to come to Lucca with not nearly as many people.

Thank pppbooma
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14 April 2017|
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Response from Christopher T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I hope I am not too late with this. We travelled by car so cannot comment on the public transport other than to say that I know others who have used trains without problems. The main Piazza are both worth a visit, as is... More
4 September 2016|
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Response from Salvin0 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, thank you for asking the questions. I can only give you what my wife and I enjoyed, having stayed in Lucca for one whole month. First of all, Best non-tourist place to eat is outside the ancient walls. Catch a taxi or... More