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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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Reviewed 2 September 2018 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 2 September 2018

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

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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

An oval-shaped square, the houses being built on the ruins of a Roman amphitheatre. All buildings host restaurants that serve basic food of cafeteria quality. Go eat elsewhere!

Thank Pierre M
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Lucca, with so many things to see we cane across this picturesque bustling square. Lots of places to have a drink or eat and take in the atmosphere. Wasn’t too busy end of August. Would definately come back.

Thank J0hnB76
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Now full of restaurants, this piazza is oozing with history too. You can imagine its previous use as an amphitheater. There were also live musicians and a sculpture there when we visited.

Thank sampa12345
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This is a central place surrounded by houses. On this piazza you can eat and drink on a terras from one of the several pubs/bars

Thank Johan V
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this place after few years. We found it even more busy than before. It is really though to enjoy it in there because of the noise and amount of people in there. We feel that the place is losing its atmosphere which is...More

Thank johnnyho_svk
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

It is very pretty, and in perfect keeping with Lucca itself, quite small. Bars and cafes nestle in the terraced piazza. They tend to be more expensive than those a few streets out. Worth a look, with an obligatory photo!

Thank RaeWilks
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Lucca is a great city in Tuscany with a very interesting history including the construction of the city wall and the fact that it wasn't invaded. The wall is very wide with lots of room to walk, bike ride, etc. Only spent part of a...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely piazza, personally I think it’s a bit exaggerated in its ‘roman-ness’ but it is still a lovely place to soak up some toscan atmosphere, which sadly means quite touristy in summer ... had a good lunch, albeit pricey compared to other places, then strolled...More

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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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