San Michele in Foro, Lucca

4.6
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • You must go and admire San Michele Both inside and outside are quite impressive. You will notice that external sides of the church are totally different. And at night you may go back and stare at the....  more »
  • San Michele is a beautiful Chiesa in Lucca and a definate must visit. The artwork and interior are superb. Definately worth a visit. Please note to be respectful and dress appropriately.  more »
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  • San Michele in Foro is a Roman Catholic basilica church in Lucca, Tuscany, central Italy, built over the ancient Roman forum. It is dedicated to Archangel Michael. admission is free. it is noticed by the facade which is very beautiful and which ends at the top with the Saint Michael station. The interior is intensely decorated with monolithic marble columns and among the works of art are Madonna with the Child of Andrea della Robbia and the four saints of Lippi.
  • Very simple, plain and absolutely beautiful! Purchased a Christmas ornament with the likeness of the church by painted on it

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