San Michele in Foro, Lucca

4.5
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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  • The interior is impressive, but pales, no doubt, to the splendor of the facade and the whole of the outside of the Church, which certainly leaves with the mouth open. No Miss under any pretext.
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  • Figure of Francisco Burlamacchi. Around this square you will find a good pastry Buccellato and Paolino Street with many boutique with good pastry.
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  • 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.
  • Not what I expected in this little town. Worth a visit
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