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Our guide took us here. What a beautiful and unique Piazza. Lots of good restaurants line the inside of this oval shaped Piazza. There are many great shops as well. It is a local area with all the balconies and gardens of the locals that...More
I was expecting more of this than it is in reality - a bit tacky with very touristy restaurants, which block the views. Not nearly as interesting as the rest of Lucca and not a patch on the Piazza del Campo in Siena.
Best place in Lucca
Packed with shops and restaurants
A must stay for meal and soak up the atmosphere
Nothing happens till about 11ish then back again around 5ish but this probably depends on the time of year
A must to visit whilst in Lucca. A ring shaped enclosed Piazza to sit and have a coffee or a glass of wine...it has lots of ambience and a memorable experience but it’s definitely not a venue for eating in any of the the cafes...More
This Piazza Anfiteatro is a unique oval built over a Roman amphitheater. One can spot some of the Roman marbles. The area now houses daily restaurants and bars but is mainly off archeological interest.
Certainly not the whole 'amphitheatre' experience one was possibly expecting... some great shops (e.g. Uashmama!) and lots of touristy restaurants in a circular plaza (for anyone from Sydney, Australia it's very similar to the one at Leichhardt!)
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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
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 the Cathedral where you will see the Santa Croce.
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
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 bus to the San Marco area east of the city (I think it's the Red bus line to S.Vito), a couple of miles up the road. A quaint little restaurant called Ristorante MORENO. Lunchtime special (weekdays only) is 2 courses, wine, water, bread and coffee for ten euros each. Great value, you won't get better anywhere else. Inside the city walls best value is Bar Martini. Since you have only a 'few' hours, best to bike around on top of the walls (you'll see), go into the Amfitheatre and visit Piazza Napoleone for a drink. Hope this helps. Personally, I don't think it is enough time to really check it out, and absorb the energy of antiquity this wondrous ancient city has to offer. Good luck.