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“Cruise ship tour does not do this area justice” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of San Michele in Foro

San Michele in Foro
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Walking Tour and Exploration of Lucca
Ranked #6 of 111 things to do in Lucca
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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“Cruise ship tour does not do this area justice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Had only an hour to see the walled city of Lucca. Not nearly enough time to see it all. best ice cream of the whole cruise was at Lucca at $1.80. narrow streets with virtually no traffic but lots of tourist. We broke away from tour guide as the group was moving so slowly we would have seen on a small portion of the city. off the tourist route we had very good sandwiches as we walked at a cost less than $10 for four people. Went back and got some more before we left.

Visited April 2014
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“A beautiful church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

Visited Lucca on a day out from Livorno. This was a beautiful church both inside and out. It sums up the who city where it is so well reserved.

Visited April 2014
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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“Like a giant wedding cake!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

San Michele stands on the site of the old Roman Forum, in a central square just to the west of Via Fillungo. We felt it was the best part of a lovely city.

The large square is surrounded by attractive old buildings; but the dominating feature is the church. It is an amazing sight. The outside of the church is faced with white marble, with an incredible façade. The façade looks a bit like a giant wedding cake; it has rows of ornate columns and extravagant carvings. The façade is topped by a huge golden statue of St Michael slaying a dragon.

The interior of the church is a bit of a surprise after seeing the outside. Rumour has it that they spent so much on the exterior that they ran out of money! It is quite small and sombre, although it does have some large Old Master paintings on the walls.
It is free to enter and opening hours are 8 to noon, and 3.30 to 6pm.

Visited March 2014
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Milan, Italy
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“Interesting Cathedral”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Certainly not one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Italy but when in Lucca a must see. Interesting exterior but was disappointing that you cannot go in the tower (maybe I missed the entrance?)

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“interesting square”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

right in the heart of lucca you will find this squre calle dsan michele, surrounded by good coffe shops and bars where you can sit in front of this church and enjoy this beauty by drinking a good coffe in one of the bar.

Visited December 2013
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