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San Michele in Foro, Lucca

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#3 of 36 in Historic Sites in 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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  • The outside of this church is spectacular with its ornate design and colours, the frontage looks particularly good from a side view . Vert detailed masonry and carvings. Beautiful craftsmanship 
    The outside of this church is spectacular with its ornate design and colours, the frontage looks particularly good from a side view . Vert detailed masonry and carvings. Beautiful craftsmanship  more »
  • The exterior of the church is a spectacular confection of carvings and statues which gleam in the sun. The interior is lovely but slightly less spectacular in comparison to the exterior, but well... 
    The exterior of the church is a spectacular confection of carvings and statues which gleam in the sun. The interior is lovely but slightly less spectacular in comparison to the exterior, but well...  more »
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  • Beautiful old church. One worth visiting and taking photos of.
  • 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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