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San Michele in Foro, Lucca

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When in Tuscany, don't miss the chance to admire the historical sights of Lucca, of which San Michele in Foro is a major highlight. A church has stood on the ancient Roman forum in Lucca since at least the 8th century, but the building of the current structure started about 200 years later and lasted for several centuries. The result is an intriguing combination of Gothic and Romanesque styles, especially visible on the facade adorned with numerous arcades and sculptures. The interior of the basilica is more subtle and offers a perfect setting for enjoying ecclesiastic art. Bear in mind that the basilica is still active, so be respectful of worshippers. Plan to visit San Michele in Foro and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Lucca attractions using our Lucca trip itinerary planning site.
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  • Stopped for a quick drink in this central piazza. Lovely staff, quick drinks, and a great spot to break up exploring the city. 
    Stopped for a quick drink in this central piazza. Lovely staff, quick drinks, and a great spot to break up exploring the city.  more »
  • Buy the combo pass so you Can see the museum and bell tower and the other two sites. The bell tower is a hike, not for the faint of heart 
    Buy the combo pass so you Can see the museum and bell tower and the other two sites. The bell tower is a hike, not for the faint of heart  more »
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  • Beautiful church in Lucca
  • a must stop in Lucca, this Roman Catholic basilica church has been built over the ancient Roman forum. Until 1370 it was the seat of the Consiglio Maggiore (Major Council), the commune's most important assembly. Prepare your camera

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