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This Piazza Anfiteatro is a unique oval built over a Roman amphitheater. One can spot some of the Roman marbles. The area now houses daily restaurants and bars but is mainly off archeological interest.
Certainly not the whole 'amphitheatre' experience one was possibly expecting... some great shops (e.g. Uashmama!) and lots of touristy restaurants in a circular plaza (for anyone from Sydney, Australia it's very similar to the one at Leichhardt!)
Not far from our hotel and just off the main drag of Fillungo, you can find one of the coolest of Lucca's unique spots - Piazza dell’Anfiteatro or the Amphitheatre Square. First started during Roman times, you can see the buildings were built in a...More
It’s still retains the shape of the old Roman amphitheater but it is now surrounded by restaurants and souvenir shops. The shops are said to have the best prices in the town. There is a great gelato shop as well. The best is covered in...More
All remnants of the original Roman amphitheater are buried below a circular piazza (the geometry itself being the only remaining evidence of the original amphitheater). Just a ring of shops, mostly tourist junk, but one superb gelateria we were clued into by Rick Steves' guide.
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Hi, I hope I am not too late with this. We travelled by car so cannot comment on the public transport other than to say that I know others who have used trains without problems. The main Piazza are both worth a visit, as is... More
Hi, I hope I am not too late with this. We travelled by car so cannot comment on the public transport other than to say that I know others who have used trains without problems. The main Piazza are both worth a visit, as is the Cathedral where you will see the Santa Croce.
Hi, thank you for asking the questions. I can only give you what my wife and I enjoyed, having stayed in Lucca for one whole month. First of all, Best non-tourist place to eat is outside the ancient walls. Catch a taxi or... More
Hi, thank you for asking the questions. I can only give you what my wife and I enjoyed, having stayed in Lucca for one whole month. First of all, Best non-tourist place to eat is outside the ancient walls. Catch a taxi or bus to the San Marco area east of the city (I think it's the Red bus line to S.Vito), a couple of miles up the road. A quaint little restaurant called Ristorante MORENO. Lunchtime special (weekdays only) is 2 courses, wine, water, bread and coffee for ten euros each. Great value, you won't get better anywhere else. Inside the city walls best value is Bar Martini. Since you have only a 'few' hours, best to bike around on top of the walls (you'll see), go into the Amfitheatre and visit Piazza Napoleone for a drink. Hope this helps. Personally, I don't think it is enough time to really check it out, and absorb the energy of antiquity this wondrous ancient city has to offer. Good luck.