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Lucca Aperitivo Tour with Wine Tasting and Food Sampling
"This Lucca tour is all about experiencing the city the real way by becoming a local for a day. Italy is famed for the importance it places on food and drink so of course you will learn about it and taste as we go. Along the way you will uncover majestic city walls narrow roads tall towers and arts and crafts shops. You will also realize why Lucca is known as the city of 100 churches. Your Lucca tour will start at the city’s train station and from there walk past the majestic city walls and enjoy a view of Lucca before diving into local life. Head to the city center
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Private Tour: Pisa and Lucca from Florence
"The itinerary first takes you to Pisa where a driver will show you the most important square in the city: the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with the Leaning Tower the Baptistery the Cemetery and the Cathedral. Piazza dei Miracoli is a real jewel of Romanesque architecture: the magnificence of the square will overwhelm you as you pass through Porta Nuova one of the ancient gates of the Medieval city walls. (guide not included)Driving towards Lucca across San Giuliano Terme you'll enjoy the beautiful plain surrounded by mountains and hills scattered with ancient castles
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Private Tour: Pisa and Lucca from Florence
"The itinerary first takes you to Pisa where a driver will show you the most important square in the city: the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with the Leaning Tower the Baptistery the Cemetery and the Cathedral. Piazza dei Miracoli is a real jewel of Romanesque architecture: the magnificence of the square will overwhelm you as you pass through Porta Nuova one of the ancient gates of the Medieval city walls. (guide not included)Driving towards Lucca across San Giuliano Terme you'll enjoy the beautiful plain surrounded by mountains and hills scattered with ancient castles
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Chiesa San Michele in Foro - Church Tips (23)

Chiesa di San Michele in Foro

The church of San Michele in Foro was erected on the former Roman Forum, situated on a podium which is elevated above the level of the square. Construction of the church began in the 8th century and...
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croisbeauty
Aug 28, 2016

San Michele in Foro – Absolutely amazing.

After we first lighted the candles we had a better look at its interior. Keep in mind that when you enter the church on the left you will find a plan of the church that shows how to find the noted...
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Jerelis
Mar 08, 2016

San Michele in Foro – Lightning a candle.

Although we were quite early when we first arrived at the San Michele in Foro in Lucca we were already allowed to enter it. A huge advantage of our early arrival was the fact that there were almost no...
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Jerelis
Mar 08, 2016

San Michele in Foro – Romanesque church.

The history of the entire area of Lucca is quite interesting. In advance we read on the internet that in 180 BC it became a Roman colony. Therefore it is fun to learn that the name of the church of...
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Jerelis
Mar 08, 2016

San Michele in Foro Church

This famous San Michele in Foro Church was built between the 11th and 14th century. The columns in the facade are all different and the wings of the angel statue on top of the facade are flexible to...
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HORSCHECK
Oct 22, 2011

At the heart of the old city

The church of San Michele in Foro along with its piazza stand at the center of the old city, where the Roman forum used to be. Construction of the church began in the 11th century, the campanile was...
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Jefie
Jul 21, 2010

Chiesa St. Michele in Foro

It is first from 795 and was rebuilt in 1070. The facade was first from the 13th century and was remade in 19th century. The Foro part is attributable to the square that once held the Roman forum. The...
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BruceDunning
Aug 22, 2008

NATIVE SON, MATTEO CIVITALI STATUE

The magnificence of gazing upon the facade of San Michele in Foro in the same piazza and then turning around to the Palazzo Pretorio at the SW corner and seeing this building designed by Matteo...
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travelgourmet
Jun 25, 2008

FANCY FACADE

The center of Lucca, home to a roman forum, a fancy facade with cathedral inside makes for an impressive sight. San Michele in Foro, a 12th century cathedral, sits tall in the piazza with the many...
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travelgourmet
Jun 25, 2008

Look for the glimmer

Built between the 11th and 14th centuries, using white marble, San Michele in Foro is named after the Roman forum that used to stand at this intersection of the Roman street grid in the center of...
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Herkbert
Jun 05, 2008

Church of San Michele in Foro

The Church of San Michele In Foro was almost right outside our Hotel Pucinni!It is probably the most photographed church in Lucca. The facade is really quite delightful. It has a high ribbed and...
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deecat
May 14, 2008

Church Visit

The church of San Michele in ForoThe church is mentioned for the first time in 795 as ad foro (in the forum). It was rebuilt after 1070 by will of Pope Alexander II. Notable is the façade, from the...
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gemmarlv
Apr 03, 2008
 
 
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Things to Do Near Chiesa San Michele in Foro - Church

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Palazzo Mansi

Built towards the end of the 16th century, Palazzo Mansi is described as one of Lucca's most luxurious residences. The palazzo's walls were once decorated by frescoes, but these have unfortunately...
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Palazzo Pfanner

After seeing multiple historical churches inside the Lucca walls, it was a pleasant change to see and actual family home. We enjoyed the Palazzo Pfanner interior, as much as they allow the public to...
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Duomo di San Martino - Cathedral

According to legend, the cathedral of San Martino was founded by Saint Frediano in the 6th century. Apparently, at first it was a large complex composed by San Martino and church of San Giovanni e...
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Basilica San Frediano

Basilica San Frediano is one of the oldest churches in Lucca, built in the 6th century in Romanesque style. It is known that basilica was constructed on the ruins of an earlier church, that was...
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Guinigi Tower - Torre Guinigi

From the top of this majestuous " Tower-House" ( 44m.) we have a scenic view of the city of Lucca and specialy on the dozen of other towers around the city. There is no elevator, climbing is not too...
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City Walls & Gates

The history of fortified walls of Lucca begins in 200 A.C. - with a classic square of walls that surrounded the city centre, and with part of it seen there up to today. During the Napoleon era the...
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Piazza San Michele, Lucca

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