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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
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.
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.
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
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
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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.