The Piazza Anfiteatro was built around the remains of an old Roman Amphitheater. In medieval times, houses were built on the Roman remains; later from 1830 the area was used as a marketplace. The entire piazza is curved to mimic the original structure.
Lucca is a city in Tuscany, northern central Italy, situated on the river Serchio in a fertile plain near (but not on) the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Lucca. Lucca was founded by the Etruscans (there are traces of a pre-existing Ligurian settlement) and became a Roman colony in 180 BC. The rectangular grid of its historical center preserves the Roman street plan, and the Piazza San Michele occupies the site of the ancient forum.
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