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“watch the world”(44 reviews)
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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As ever, a great experience drinking aperitif and soaking up the atmosphere. Orders were taken quickly and in addition to the drinks we were given nibbles as well Waitresses and waiters very pleasant and efficient

Thank Caribital
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First off I got ripped off big time by taxi service sitting outside by the bus station. Took me on a long ride to a short cut. A 5 min walk cost me €18! Get a fixed price before you get in. If they say...More

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to order an aperitif in the early evening and watch people go by. Some of the restaurants bring a box of snacks for free if you order a drink. Ask before you sit down.

Thank MCB28
Reviewed 6 days ago

Perfect place to unwind of an evening to eat or drink in Lucca. Great for families too. A few shops around the piazza for a browse.

Thank pattiNorthEast
Reviewed 1 week ago

The square build on a place where an antic amphitheater stood has an oval shape and is full of restaurants nad cafes.

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible place with many excellent restaurants and a "must see" when you visit Lucca, we love the history and vibrancy in this area.

Thank vinblue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oval shaped piazza which is lined with restaurants and and shops. We didn’t eat but was very busy. Great to walk around and people watch.

Thank adrian-73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This square is a bit odd. It really feels like you’re in an amphitheater. Many restaurants line the square so you’re not lost for a place to eat or have a drink and watch the people on the square.

Thank MauriceVE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The moment you enter by one of the four entrances you feel the rich history, the uniformity of the shape of the space, which is oval and the non-uniformity of the buildings, each with their own scale and character. In the early days it was...More

Thank Percy00000000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There isn't a lot here, kind of touristy, but a nice place that comes alive at dinner time. If you walk by earlier in the day there isn't much going on but a few shops to walk through. At dinner time it's a different story...More

Thank ggak
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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