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Piazza San Michele, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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San Michele in Foro is one of my favourite places in Lucca. It is bang in the town centre, an excellent meeting place, often buzzing with people, but keeps an airy feeling thanks to a big open space and a lovely arcade by its side....More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must to visit as it’s located in the centre of the Old Town. Relax and sit at one of the outdoor cafes surrounding the Piazza and take in the Lucca ambience and people watching...

Thank Tweedie888
Reviewed 4 days ago

This beautiful church is built on the site of the ancient Roman forum.The wedding cake facade is topped by the Archangel Michael slaying a dragon. The coolinteriorcontains the " Madonna and Child" by Robbia. Opposite the church is the home of Puccini.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The church was rebuilt in the 11th century, but it was mentioned even in the 8th century. The name indicates that it was located at the site of the Roman forum. The facade, from the 13th century, is the most notable part of the building,...More

1  Thank Borzov
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This beautiful building is built over the ancient Roman forum within the walls of Lucca. Steeped in history its ornately decorated facade is the highlight of many photo reels from Lucca. Inside it is not as decorated as the other churches / cathedrals in Lucca...More

1  Thank Mercuryonthemove
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Lucca is a bustling city and even though there are tourists it is not overwhelmed by them, at least not when we We there . We found navigating the city very easy and the mostly pedestrian streets were very people friendly . Lots of quiet...More

Thank claritycath
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Beautiful church inside and out and free to enter. The square around it is a bustling square with many cafes

Thank RuskyDublin
Reviewed September 26, 2018

There are so many churches to see, but the external architecture on this one is lovely. Again, after a while...they start to belnd.

Thank Lee1724
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

I’ve never seen a church or cathedral with a top quite like this. Extremely high yet with no depth to it. Absolutely unmissable if you go to Lucca. Highly recommended

Thank bigvicSydney
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This basilica has an interesting facade and a legend that the Archangel has an enormous diamond on a finger of his left hand that is sometimes visible. On our first visit to Lucca many years ago, with three friends late at night, my wife and...More

Thank Mac M
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