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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
From EUR465.00
 
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
From EUR69.00
 
Florence Day Trip to Pisa and Lucca
"Meet your private driver at 9am for the pleasant hour-long drive to the charming medieval city of Lucca. It is a city enclosed and protected through the centuries by an imposing 16th century wall which is one of the best-preserved Renaissance defenses in Europe. The wall has helped keep the city's original features and Roman street plan intact. You may enjoy starting off your day with a bike ride on top of the walls along the beautiful tree-lined or look up to views of the surrounding hills. Bike rental is an additional (optional) cost paid on the day of your tour at 5euro per bike per hour. Discover the city's Roman features with the Church of San Michele in Foro standing on the site of the original Roman forum. It was here that Giacomo Puccini began his musical career as a choirboy. Strolling along the lively shopping street you will arrive at the church of San Frediano with 6th century origins. See the tomb of Saint Zita (1278) mentioned by Dante in the Inferno whose mummified body can be seen through glass. Discover the unique-shaped arena
From EUR660.00

Piazza dell'Anfiteatro Tips (22)

Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

I wasn't especially impressed nor enchanted by Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, in Italy there are so many squares which are far much attractive. The very idea that the town square is formed on the ruins of...
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croisbeauty
Sep 06, 2016

Piazza Anfiteatro

The oval Piazza Anfiteatro used to be a Roman amphitheater. During medieval times, houses were built on the Roman remains; later from 1830 the area was used as a marketplace. Nowadays it is a nice...
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HORSCHECK
Oct 22, 2011

A gift from the past

Back when Lucca was a Roman colony, an amphitheatre capable of welcoming 10,000 spectators stood where this elliptical piazza now stands. In the Middle Ages, the city sort of grew around the...
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Jefie
Jul 21, 2010

Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

On this spot there was a Roman amphitheater, built in the 2nd century AD, used for spectacles for four centuries, until the 6th century. Then the building began to alter, ending as building material...
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codrutz
Sep 20, 2009

The circular amphiteater -A place to rest

This is a real neat area to relax and enjoy the confines of the buildings. There are vendors in the shops on street level, but not overbearing. The merchandise they sell is of higher quality than in...
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BruceDunning
Aug 08, 2009

An extraordinary Oval shape "piazza"

The Piazza dell´Anfiteatro is also known as Piazza del Mercato and is one of the most famous places in Lucca. This "piazza" (square) keeps its old oval shape typical of the amphitheaters in the Roman...
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tzuki
Jun 11, 2009

an elliptical square?

Piazza Anfiteatro is really a wonder, born on the ruins of the old Romans' anphitheater. After a partial destruction during barbaric invasions, the anphiteather became useless until 1830, when, thanks...
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PALLINA
Apr 17, 2009

Piazza

Former a Roman anphitheater, now Piazza dell'Anfiteatro (or del Mercato) it's one of the most famous place in Lucca.There are a couple of neat shops within the pizza if you are looking for wine or...
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gemmarlv
Apr 03, 2008

Anfiteatro Romano

Roman Lucca was founded in 180 BC, and stones from the ancient Roman amphitheatre have been ransacked over the centuries to build churches and palaces, leaving only a handful of original fragments...
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Willettsworld
Jul 08, 2005

Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

Former a Roman anphitheater, now Piazza dell'Anfiteatro (or del Mercato) it's one of the most famous place in Lucca.This "piazza" mantains its old oval shape typical of the anphitheaters in roman's...
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illudiumqh36
Jan 26, 2005

Piazza dell’ Anfiteatro

The Piazza dell’ Anfiteatro is an oval-shaped piazza that occupies the site of a former Roman amphitheater. The surrounding buildings were built on the theater's foundations. You have to actually go...
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Blatherwick
Dec 30, 2004

Piazza dell’ Anfiteatro 1

This piazza is built on the site of the old Roman ampitheatre, which originally lay outside the Roman walls. Over the centuries, the ampitheatre was pillaged for stone and marble, and eventually the...
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alucas
Nov 27, 2004
 
 
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"Lucca from the inside"
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"Lucca - a Gem of a City"
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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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Chiesa San Michele in Foro - Church

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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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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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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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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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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