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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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"roman amphitheater"
in 51 reviews
"watch the world"
in 44 reviews
"cafes and restaurants"
in 21 reviews
"oval shape"
in 20 reviews
"flower market"
in 11 reviews
"people watching"
in 52 reviews
"great place to people watch"
in 14 reviews
"nice square"
in 12 reviews
"glass of wine"
in 32 reviews
"roman times"
in 15 reviews
"gelato"
in 37 reviews
"lovely atmosphere"
in 12 reviews
"gelateria"
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"via fillungo"
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"narrow streets"
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"old city"
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"visit lucca"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As everywhere in Italy, history is reused, and here in Luca, an old Roman amphitheater becomes an oval piazza, with lots of restaurants and a market. Touristy but still nice atmosphere.

Thank h_schamhardt
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Once this was the site of the Roman amphitheater, but today it is a lively piazza with shops, restaurants, and on this day of our visit a fun little market in the center. Apartments above the shops and cafes have a great view to the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So this is an amazing Piazza in that it is ovoid as opposed to square. Many bars and restaurants that are all much of a muchness but a great suntrap helped by the water mist in MST of the bars. Great to visit once or...More

Thank Epicureously
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

hamburger was raw the French fries were ice cold...both inedible... returned the burger ...they brought the same fries back which by then were frozen hard. this place is a tourist trap...people flock here because of the location. do yourself a favor go elsewhere.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This square is on the place of the former Roman amphiteatrum. Round as it was, but you won't see anything from the roman time. Full of little shops, cafés, restaurants.

Thank 545medva
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This piazza was a former amphitheater. It is now full of gorgeous apartments and chic outdoor patios and cafes. The food was amazing. We just kept eating. You will need to park your bikes outside of the piazza but that’s not an issue. Lots of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most atmospheric location to visit when in Lucca - lovely to walk around and admire the buildings or eat or shop

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lively place with lots of bars, cafes and restaurants. A great place to just sit in the sun and soak up the atmosphere and watch the world go by.

Thank Anne w
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful very large piazza that was a former roman amphitheater. it is ringed with many cafes and trattorias that are very busy with people enjoying good weather and views, as well as great food, drinks and good company. magnifico, its the italian way.

Thank Andre L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hard review. The Piazza Anfiteatro is the best place to visit in Lucca. & I fear that more people will show up, thus ruining my experience. The piazza is loaded with awesome restaurants, events, energy. Lots of locals, away from the touristy...More

Thank ricardo d
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14 April 2017|
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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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Angela6519
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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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