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This city square is built on an ancient Roman amphitheater situated in the heart of Lucca's historical center.
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Lucca, Italy
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All reviews roman amphitheater oval shape watch the world souvenir shops lots of restaurants people watching great place to people watch glass of wine beautiful square roman times lovely atmosphere gelato gelateria via fillungo narrow streets old city visit lucca
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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!)

Thank lifeoftravel08914
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank OracleCPO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must since it was built like a Roman Amphitheater. Great spot to have a cup of coffee and and a pastry.

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved visiting Piazza Anfiteatro. It’s a great place to have a drink before dinner. The round piazza has many cafes around to chose from and it represent the low key vibe of this town.

Thank limorw288
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The history of this square is interesting. Built on top of a Roman amphitheatre 33+ years ago in what seems to be an act of napoleonic vandalism! Nice place all the same!

Thank r1nardi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate in the cafes and drank wine during several stops. Old Roman amphitheater converted into a lovely publlic space.

Thank Eddie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our apt rental looked out onto the Piazza Anfiteatro so we had a good view night and day. Lots of places to eat, musicians, children playing and folks just strolling.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank lcb5310
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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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April 14, 2017|
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Response from Christopher T | Reviewed this property |
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
September 4, 2016|
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Response from Salvin0 | Reviewed this property |
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