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San Michele in Foro, Lucca

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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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  • With its intricate façade and numerous artists this church is dedicated to the Archangel Michael. His 4 m tall statue, flanked by two other angels, can be easily observed from the ground. The...  more »
  • I went in just to look around and found it quite interesting if a little bare. Some nice paintings and the skeleton of someone who apparently had done many miracles in his time.  more »
  • 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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