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. Plan to visit San Michele in Foro and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Lucca attractions using our Lucca trip itinerary planning site .
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  • Cathedral of incredible beauty. Lucca was the first town to visit in Tuscany after Pisa and poradovao incredible vetrennoj a little, but still sunny weather. Watching the town on a bicycle, and therefore managed to casually osmatret most beautiful places. If you find yourself near. be sure to hit
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  • Beautiful church with very elaborate facade, statue of Saint Michael on top. Impressive from the outside and quite strikes no inside as it is built on the Roman forum and has Roman elements in columns...  more »
  • If you go to Lucca is a must visit in this church which is located in the center of the wall. Beautiful inside and out
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  • Beautiful façade and an enormous statue of Archangel St Michael crowning the roof. The columns at the front are also interesting and give the compound a unique "reloaded" style. A stop if you're coming from the amphitheater on your way back to the station
  • Unique and amazing church in Luca. Strangely there is a tiny gift store in there... Wasn't expecting that.
  • This is a beautiful cathedral with excellent services for both Italians and tourists.
  • A Romamesque style of architecture, St Michael's is a nice church to visit. Set in a lovely piazza it is fairly small compared to other churches & simply decorated. Worth a look at.
  • Interesting, beautiful interior architecture but minimally staffed and overly dim also a shop is out of place and the white exterior was very bland.
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