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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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  • Comes out of an alley and BAM ... it's there! Imposing in its Majesty, apofriche components and generous and sacral not indifferent to an architecture prevalent in the ' 20 but already dichotomous in 1612.
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  • Piazza San Michele Lucca is one of the most characteristic squares of the town. Very nice and especially the Church, and the typical "chains" that surround the square. Hence the name "piazza delle catene". Central point from which to visit all the other sights of Lucca.
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  • The large, architecturally interesting Church, is one among the many churches of Lucca, you should visit. Apart from the outer - perhaps pretty loaded - architecture, you can admire a series of evocative religious images inside.
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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
  • Beautiful cathedral from white shiny marble. Consider that each column is different in front side. Decoration is not rich inside, entrance is free there.
  • A small beautiful church in town. Love the panel painting.
  • 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.
  • 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.