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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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  • When you are in Lucca, one of the best little cities in the world, it is great for a stop for coffee or wine or a little bite to eat and bake in the sun inside the amphitheater… Take a rest and plan.....  more »
  • The square was built on the site of the old Roman amphitheater. Now the evening is extremely lively, as there are many restaurants with many outdoor seating.  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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