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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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San Michele in Foro reviews
Excellent place! Recommended for families with young children. We love it and not so far away from Florence. You can combine your trip with places around.
Excellent place! Recommended for families with young children. We love it and not so far away from Florence. You can combine your trip with places around. more »
San Michele in Foro is a Roman Catholic basilica located where the ancient Roman Forum once stood. It has a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic architecture and the incredibly beautiful facade deserves..... more
San Michele in Foro is a Roman Catholic basilica located where the ancient Roman Forum once stood. It has a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic architecture and the incredibly beautiful facade deserves..... more »
We managed to get sore necks ogling all the stunning aspects of this building. Artwork is amazing. Paintings, sculptures, etc.
We managed to get sore necks ogling all the stunning aspects of this building. Artwork is amazing. Paintings, sculptures, etc. more »
Beautiful old church. One worth visiting and taking photos of.
Lucca, is the "City of 100 Churches" but this Church is different from others. It's one of the best tourist attractions in Lucca. The plaza is full of cafes and locals with great atmosphere. San Michele is a very nice place to visit
This was the older Cathedral of the city. Must see are the underground roman remnants. The church is built on top of a Roman Forum (looked more like Therme to me!!!).
This place doesn't even look real. When I encountered this cathedral I found a place to sit and ended up staring at it for a good 30 minutes. It looks like an illustration you might see in a fantasy novel. And the size of this place, compared to the surrounding community, just stunning.
Its Italy....Lucca is a great retreat from the big cities....the plaza is full of cafes and locals...in the center of the town...still used for catholic mass, weddings and events
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