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Piazza San Michele, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The church was rebuilt in the 11th century, but it was mentioned even in the 8th century. The name indicates that it was located at the site of the Roman forum. The facade, from the 13th century, is the most notable part of the building,...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful building is built over the ancient Roman forum within the walls of Lucca. Steeped in history its ornately decorated facade is the highlight of many photo reels from Lucca. Inside it is not as decorated as the other churches / cathedrals in Lucca...More

Thank Mercury363
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lucca is a bustling city and even though there are tourists it is not overwhelmed by them, at least not when we We there . We found navigating the city very easy and the mostly pedestrian streets were very people friendly . Lots of quiet...More

Thank claritycath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful church inside and out and free to enter. The square around it is a bustling square with many cafes

Thank RuskyDublin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are so many churches to see, but the external architecture on this one is lovely. Again, after a while...they start to belnd.

Thank Lee1724
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve never seen a church or cathedral with a top quite like this. Extremely high yet with no depth to it. Absolutely unmissable if you go to Lucca. Highly recommended

Thank bigvicSydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This basilica has an interesting facade and a legend that the Archangel has an enormous diamond on a finger of his left hand that is sometimes visible. On our first visit to Lucca many years ago, with three friends late at night, my wife and...More

Thank Mac M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The resemblance or a homogeneous style of Lucca cannot be unnoticed. I love this town ant its churches and towers.

Thank davidpH4395JL
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

This church is really beautiful and is located on a busy square with lots of little restaurants and cafes. To enjoy the square you don’t have to go to any of the cafes, just sit on the steps and watch life pass by. The church...More

Thank MauriceVE
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful old church with 8th century origins in the old Roman forum. Children will love asking if that is a real dead body at the back. Just say that is what happens to you if you smoke.

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