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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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All reviews roman amphitheater oval shape souvenir shops watch the world lots of restaurants flower market people watching great place to people watch glass of wine nice square roman times gelato lovely atmosphere gelateria via fillungo narrow streets old city
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bellame
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This area is quiet in the winter so if your retired this is your place, classic italian in the circle and you MUST stay there otherwise Lucca won’t be as enjoyable

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank madmaxfinn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, this was actually an anfi theater a long time ago. The shape is still there but it's now a big square with many restaurants. Amazing!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Swedenvacationers
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

See my photo - this “square” is round. In the summer, I have no doubt it would be packed. In November 2018, it was quiet but very pleasant. Definitely worth your visit when in Lucca.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Wanted to go here and see where the colosseum was and appreciate the history of this spot. Great people watching and place to sit and relax and have a great lunch.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CentralCoastDiverSLO
Reviewed 20 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank thebellsarechiming
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sparkybat
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tweedie888
Reviewed 12 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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!)

Date of experience: September 2018
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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
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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
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