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Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, Lucca: 22 reviews and 40 photos

  Piazza dell’ Anfiteatro
by alucas

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 site was built over. The houses used the Roman basements and foundations, and so the elliptical shape survived. In 1830, the architect Lorenzo Nottolini created the current piazza by clearing all the buildings inside the arena and completing the circle with an uninterrupted line of houses.

Address: Lucca
Directions: Historical centre

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 27, 2004
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