"San Michele Church" Top 5 Page for this destination Chiesa San Michele in Foro - Church Tip by illudiumqh36

  Facade of San Michele in Foro
by illudiumqh36

In the homonym square there is this beautiful church (about 12th century).
The facade, in Romanesque style, is much higher than the rest of the church and has marble column different one by each others. Another particular feature of the facade is that all the marbe head that you can see represent some migthy or important men of their age, instead of biblical charachters.
On the top of the facade there is a statue of archangel Michele, it has two noticeable property. First his wings are mobile, infact in the past during the celebrations for San Michele, two men were used to go on the top of the facade (look to the rear of the facade itself and you will see the stairs!!!) and let the statue "fly" using two poles. For the other particularity...go to my off-the-beaten-path tips :).
The interior of the church is a little bit dark and not so fascinating as the exterior. Notwithstanding you can find some beautiful piece of art inside.

Address: Piazza San Michele
Directions: Historical centre
Phone: 0583 91991
Website: http://www.comune.lucca.it/turismo/chiesa_san_michele

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  • Updated Jan 25, 2005
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