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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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  • In the northern part of the old town is the beautiful place of the amphitheatre. The square owes its name to the from the 1st century, Roman amphitheatre, which stood on this site. The famous architect Lorenzo Nottolini got the modern design of the elliptical course.
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  • Extremely original oval shape of this square with only two access ways and driveways ends more far from each other. In the summer is filled with small tables and tourists.
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  • enter in Lucca and walk the streets always full of people getting into this unique and amazing square shaped like an amphitheater because from this was born, from a Roman Amphitheater where there are still traces within the walls of the houses built. Amazing how good it is to take a picture sitting in one of these small bars with tables on the square or when they make displays of flowers and plants, beautiful atmosphere
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  • 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.
  • Perfect location, very large apartment, bargains with a chord breakfast. To repeat!
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  • Hotel / bed and breakfast very good. Good value for money.
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  • We chose this bed and breakfast because during the period Comics was the most convenient for access to the fair and one of those with the best prices. We were not wrong! We were assigned the suite which is in a separate facility (a few tens of metres) and it truly was a pleasant holiday, the room was large and spacious, spotlessly clean and with a large bathroom. Great decor and nice and the staff very helpful! Breakfast to be normal (there is a breakfast room for guests in the suites, without having to go back to the first structure to have it). Little bonus: the wifi provided by the hotel works very well and at great speed! We hope to find a place again next year!
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