Roman Amphitheatre Or Piazza AnfiteatroCurrently Open
- Address: Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, 55100 Lucca, Italy
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: 39-05834422
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Walking Area, Historical Site, Square, Architecture , Archaeological Site , Amphitheater
Roman Amphitheatre Or Piazza Anfiteatro - Review
The amphitheatre to host the traditional gladiatorial shows and games was built in the second half of the 1st century A.D. This archaeological treasure houses number of building built since then including the work of famous architects like Lorenzo Nottolini. It was renovated and rebuilt multiple times and the proofs of which were discovered in the 19th century. The archeological collectibles include the coins belonging to the reign Emperor Claudius and the inscription that suggest that 100000 sestertii were donated by Quintus Vibius of the Flavian age.
Successively, other buildings, used as houses and, for a certain period, even as prisons, were added to the structures that had survived abandon and plunder. Between 1830 and 1839, following a project by the architect Lorenzo Nottolini, the buildings occupying the ancient arena were pulled down and the inner area, its profile slightly adjusted, became the present day piazza.
The remains of the Roman amphitheatre are preserved, incorporated in buildings bordering the present day Piazza dell' Anfiteatro, in the northern part of the town.
The elliptic shape of the piazza corresponding, to a great extent, to the area of the ancient arena, is the result of a 19th century restoration that permits us to appreciate the volume and the general outline of the ancient monument. Besides, on the outer perimeter, along the present day Via dell' Anfiteatro, we can see some of the original walls, in particular in front of Piazza Scalpellini and to the north, between the eastern gate, the only ancient one that remains and Via del Portico.
Roman Amphitheatre Or Piazza Anfiteatro Information
- Guided tours are available.
How To reach Roman Amphitheatre Or Piazza Anfiteatro by Public Transport
- By bus
Restaurants Near Roman Amphitheatre Or Piazza Anfiteatro
- Ristorante Pizzeria Antico Sigillo
- Bella Mbriana di Palmeri Renata
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Things to Know Before Visiting Roman Amphitheatre Or Piazza Anfiteatro
91.03% of people who visit Lucca include Roman Amphitheatre Or Piazza Anfiteatro in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
33.83% of people start their Roman Amphitheatre Or Piazza Anfiteatro visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Roman Amphitheatre Or Piazza Anfiteatro
55.49% of people prefer walking in order to reach Roman Amphitheatre Or Piazza Anfiteatro
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Roman Amphitheatre Or Piazza Anfiteatro, Lucca Reviews
We love Lucca!! Get a bike and just ride around, especially late at night after a few drinks! We got lost and didn't care, it was a cool place to get lost in. Highly recommend checking out everything Lucca has to offer - it's a very underrated city in my opinion.
There's charcoal in the air from the ovens so don't dress up! The food is simply the very best pizza that money can buy. The atmosphere is wonderfully rustic with mostly locals dinning out . The staff are charming and helpful..I wish I was there right now 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕
Piazza Anfiteatro is a beautiful and unique place to visit in Lucca. At night the experience is so romantic and filled with locals dining. You can order espresso shots & cappuccinos, buy gelato, eat dinner, shop for local goods, drink wine. Also home of Puccini, famous opera singer.
Decided to do a quick trip to Lucca and ended up here in this stunning medieval part of town. This piazza is simply stunning, obviously very touristy but you have to swing by and enjoy a drink in one of the bars.
Delicious chicken caesar salads and pasta. They slow cook the chicken so that it melts in your mouth, the salad is fresh and the serving staff are gracious. What's not to love, try it and see if you agree. Besides, the piazza provides a lovely atmosphere.