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Piazza Anfiteatro, Lucca

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Located in the historic heart of the city, Piazza Anfiteatro was constructed over an ancient Roman amphitheater. The onetime amphitheater, built as a vast entertainment complex just outside the Roman town, became a centrally located plaza during the medieval period. Today, the oval-shaped square is lined with houses, cafes, and restaurants. The square’s central sections were used for vegetable patches until the 19th century, when a local architect named Lorenzo Nottolini redesigned the space, demolishing some of the old structures and creating a new public area over the ancient foundations. Parts of the original amphitheater still rest below the paved surface, with a few ancient remains visible in the buildings enclosing the square. With our custom trip planner, Lucca attractions like Piazza Anfiteatro can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This spot is a must-see when in Lucca. It's actually an old roman amphitheatre and held up to 10'000 spectators back in its time. After the Roman downfall it wasn't used as such anymore and was...  more »
  • One of the many nice places in the city of Lucca. Enjoyed walking around with my wife. Even between the corona periods...  more »
  • One of the most important points of interest of the city. It's very pictorial, perfect for pictures. The place is full of restaurants, prices may vary, pay attention at the prices, it could be very expensive eating there. There are some events from time to time, you will surf on a stream of sounds, colors and joyful atmosphere. IF you want to enjoy your holiday, this place is a perfect starting point.
  • Beautiful, part of the walled town of Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. Great location..all sorts of cycles for exploring is made fun and easy. Either through the town or top of wall route. Town has multiple piazzas..restaurants and shops to explore..definitely worth a visit.
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