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Piazza San Michele, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The best introduction to San Michele in Foro is to sit in a café opposite the church in the late afternoon as the sun hits the façade directly. Enjoy a prosecco. Take a few pictures. Marvel at the complexity of the imagery that somehow all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mitchell S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

San Michele in Foro is one of my favourite places in Lucca. It is bang in the town centre, an excellent meeting place, often buzzing with people, but keeps an airy feeling thanks to a big open space and a lovely arcade by its side....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LeonardaC4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must to visit as it’s located in the centre of the Old Town. Relax and sit at one of the outdoor cafes surrounding the Piazza and take in the Lucca ambience and people watching...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tweedie888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful church is built on the site of the ancient Roman forum.The wedding cake facade is topped by the Archangel Michael slaying a dragon. The coolinteriorcontains the " Madonna and Child" by Robbia. Opposite the church is the home of Puccini.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 12 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Mercuryonthemove
Reviewed 11 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank claritycath
Reviewed 29 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RuskyDublin
Reviewed 26 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lee1724
Reviewed 24 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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