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“Mostly just a busy, touristy plaza”
Review of Piazza Anfiteatro

Ranked #10 of 126 things to do in Lucca
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Owner description: This city square is built on an ancient Roman amphitheater situated in the heart of Lucca's historical center.
Reviewed 6 November 2017

It is in the shape of the theatre it once was, but other than that, it just is a touristy plaza filled with shops and restaurants now. It is hard to envision its former self.

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"roman amphitheater"
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"oval shape"
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"watch the world"
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"souvenir shops"
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"lots of restaurants"
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"people watching"
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"great place to people watch"
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"glass of wine"
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"beautiful square"
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"roman times"
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"lovely atmosphere"
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"gelato"
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"gelateria"
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"via fillungo"
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"narrow streets"
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"visit lucca"
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

A very knowledgeable guide walked us through the Piazza Anfiteatro, once an ancient Roman amphitheater for entertainment in the walled city of Lucca, Italy. She pointed out that 8-9 feet below our feet lay the relics of the original piazza. It is elliptical in shape and serves as the center of the city's life now. From the beautiful and multiple balconies, we saw signs of ordinary life - flowers, hanging laundry, people sitting and watching the people in the square below them. Restaurants and shops lined the plaza, in front of the many arches. In areas at the back, building owners had honored the original architecture by exposing some of the original stones of the structure.
This would be a good place to people watch in one of the cafes or just meander through the shops.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

This oval plazza was built in the shape of a Roman Amphitheatre . Now lined with cafes and restaurants and some shops its a very relaxing area to chill out and have a drink

Thank 814AlanW
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Pleasant place to watch the world by. Buy a gelato, grab a bench and watch the world go by. There were artists painting which were interesting to watch. a variety of restaurants and outside the "amphitheatre" shopping streets. Okay its a tourist type area but very pleasant all the same.

Thank maizedaisy
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Take the time to sit with a cigar and a glass of wine. Many excellent restaurants, bars and coffee shops.

Thank jeffd87
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