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Piazza San Michele – the chain square in the heart of Lucca

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Piazza San Michele, thanks to its privileged position, is always at the center of Lucchese life, day and night.

The square that stands on the site of the ancient Roman forum, is at the perfect intersection between the cardo maximus and the decumanus maximus, which underlines the ideal placement within the walls.

From the point of view of the life of Lucca, Piazza San Michele, large, houses shops, restaurants and evening pubs that make it, especially in summer, the most lively square in the center.

Small exhibitions are often held in the dedicated space, under the arches of Palazzo Pretorio.

From the tourist point of view, in addition to the beautiful Romanesque church of San Michele in Foro, a particular optical illusion that is said to allow you to see a precious stone kept in the hands of San Michele, which stands out on the church. But only if the light, time and position of the observer are ideal!

It is a perfect square to relax, to have fun or to enjoy the history!

Nearby attractions and facilities

Pub restaurant

Il Peschino – Caffè del mercato

Piazza San Michele, 17, 55100 Lucca LU


Buccellato Taddeucci

Piazza San Michele, 34, 55100 Lucca LU

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