Latest update: 18 February 2024
The Piazza dell'Anfiteatro is a unique square in the city of Lucca in Tuscany. It takes its name from the Roman Amphitheatre that used to occupy the same site but was razed to the ground in 1830.
Construction of the square involved much of the structure of the amphitheatre to create a quite unique space: an elliptical piazza with buildings of irregular heights facing each other.
Piazza dell'Anfiteatro attained second place on the Italy Review list of Top Ten Piazzas in Italy, while the city of Lucca itself is one of the most beautiful in the country with its walkable walls, historic cathedral and the quirky Torre Guinigi.