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San Michele in Foro, Lucca

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When in Tuscany, don't miss the chance to admire the historical sights of Lucca, of which San Michele in Foro is a major highlight. A church has stood on the ancient Roman forum in Lucca since at least the 8th century, but the building of the current structure started about 200 years later and lasted for several centuries. The result is an intriguing combination of Gothic and Romanesque styles, especially visible on the facade adorned with numerous arcades and sculptures. The interior of the basilica is more subtle and offers a perfect setting for enjoying ecclesiastic art. Bear in mind that the basilica is still active, so be respectful of worshippers. Use our Lucca travel itinerary planner to visit San Michele in Foro on your trip to Lucca, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The Basilica San Michele in Foro is the most beautiful church of Lucca and one of the most elegant churches in Italy. The original building was erected in the late 8th century, rebuilt a few times lat...  more »
  • Another beautiful basilica- nice to see the inside, a little of the plain side compared to others but nice.  more »
  • Che bella! Non e grande ma guardavo quella chiesa incantato. This church is not so big. But I 've been attracted by its beauty.  more »
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  • Excellent church with a very pretty interior. A must see when in lucca. Nice to sit with a gelato on the front steps and watch the locals and tour groups go by.... but the best thing for me was the pizza place behind the church .. 9/10
  • Absolutely beautiful church, be sure to go inside too!
  • Beautiful cathedral from white shiny marble. Consider that each column is different in front side. Decoration is not rich inside, entrance is free there.
  • Amazing little church just inside the walls of Lucca. The square was not crowded at all when I was there with plenty of opportunities to take photos. The interior was very dark but there was some interesting artwork. Great place to stop on a tour of the city.
  • Fantastic on the outside, on the inside there is not much to see because there wasn't enough money to decorate the church on the inside.