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. Plan your Piazza Anfiteatro visit and explore what else you can see and do in Lucca using our Lucca vacation generator.
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  • August 18, 2017
    We looked a bit amongst the alleys, but it's worth the look, a few cafes and restaurants on the outskirts
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  • August 18, 2017
    Us surprised enough, now that the houses are very well preserved and with restaurants in the Netherlands. It is worth visiting it
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  • August 18, 2017
    Nice place nice and original, with a bit of shade and freshness to the terraces of the bars and restaurants!
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  • Fantastic location, beautiful apartment. Couple of niggles like crap wi-fi and a dripping tap but a really lovely place to stay.
  • Great place in center of Lucca, this has one drawback street noice, good breakfast nice staff
  • Francesco, Hotel Manager, and his staff are very friendly. That makes you feel at home. The room is big and clean. Bathroom, too. BTW nice shower. Breakfast great and enough. The location is in the middle of the town. It was possible to leave the luggage until evening.
  • Beautiful bed and breakfast, nice and clean. Overlooking the square where you see the Romanesque church of San Frediano. Only minus the mini bar is empty.
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  • Perfect location, very large apartment, bargains with a chord breakfast. To repeat!
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Explore northern Tuscany from a hotel or B&B located in Lucca's historical town center. The city's luxury lodging options offer free parking and access to outstanding downstairs eateries. To experience a little of that famous Tuscan countryside, consider booking your stay at a family-owned farm just outside Lucca. Though a bit far from the city's main attractions, small farms in the surrounding area offer inexpensive rooms, good food, and a chance to experience Tuscany's nature and local way of life.
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