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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. 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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  • A small concentric square to admire and photograph. Too bad that when we were there it was partly occupied by a modern stage disfiguring.
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  • Well-preserved but updated cleverly, making a great mix of the old and the new. Yet another attractive part of an attractive town, well worth a visit. 
  • Really lovely. Stop on one of the benches in the piazza dell'anfiteatro and look around! It's really curious, eclectic and amazing as a Roman amphitheatre may have built a square with houses extending the walls. Still evident the 4 hits. A pizza to relax; unforgettable! If I remember correctly at the center of the squares is an "X" where indicates the precise Center intersazione of 4 points.
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  • Excellent spot in the heart of the city. Contained within the attractive surroundings of the old amphitheatre, there are a number of pleasant places to eat and drink. A lovely atmosphere when the sun is out and people are milling around.
  • you wouldnt think that its actually an ampitheater, you ahve to go to that tower to see it from above. now its shops but its pretty coll, and def worth checking out
  • The must visit historical central plaza in Lucca. Sit down over a cappuccino, beer or pizza at one of the many restaurants here and enjoy the atmosphere.
  • Such a nice place in an amazing view of Umbria, called Panicale
  • Nice ellipsoid square on the base of Romanesque amphitheater. But you can find nothing from it now.
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