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San Michele in Foro

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Address: Piazza San Michele, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Another beautiful basilica- nice to see the inside, a little of the plain side compared to others but nice.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another beautiful basilica- nice to see the inside, a little of the plain side compared to others but nice.

Thank Myopinions2
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Che bella! Non e grande ma guardavo quella chiesa incantato. This church is not so big. But I 've been attracted by its beauty.

Thank spada p
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Some Lucca churches charge admission - this one does not and is well worth a visit. Tall and imposing, wonderful crucifix, feeling of space to wander and quiet to sit and pray. Go and see!

Thank Ian K
Bangkok, Thailand
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638 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is beautiful. It looks grand from outside but was somewhat smaller when we went inside. Not much detail inside but still a good one to visit and to walk around the town.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cathedral is in the middle of Lucca. It's definitely worth a visit. It's just lovely and there are good places to eat around it.

Thank BluebirdBonnie
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Lovely church but sadly closed during my visit. Right in the heart of the city. Wonderful architecture.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Stunning architecture and one of the many churches in the very charming town of Lucca. We had lunch in the square beside this church. We spent the afternoon with a local tour guide ,viewing this church, the Roman Amphitheater (I have a different review), and perusing the many shops. This well-preserved medieval town is easy to walk because it's not... More 

Thank Claudia R
Manhattan, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

San Michele in Foro is a Roman Catholic basilica church. Built over the ancient Roman forum. Until 1370 it was the seat of the Major Council, the commune's most important assembly. It is dedicated to Archangel Michael. Beautiful ornate facade is nothing less than amazing. We were unable to go inside at the time we were there, so I can't... More 

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Fabrica di Roma, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

See it for yourself! Amazing flight of fancy of the various sculptors involved before the whole thing ran out of money! Nothing new there!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Simply said, this is just a beautiful church in a very beautiful location. Standing looking at the facade I just stare in amazement. Beautifully carved and so many details. When you walk around to the back of the church, I feel sorry for the person who might have to climb up to the top to make repairs. At least they... More 

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