“… large and misshapen bones from notable bodies”. The amphitheatre of Lucca: ruin, spontaneous reuse and restoration

Susanna Caccia Gherardini


The amphitheatre is one of the monuments part of the heritage grid of Lucca. The amphitheatre of Lucca is a form-symbol of the identity of the city which has been preserved through the continuous transformations of the urban space. During the centuries the old cunei are converted into dwellings, the entire Roman structure amplifies its oval shape, becoming urban space and the referential matrix for the connection to the Fillungo and to the San Frediano complex.


Restoration, conservation, amphitheater, heritage, Lucca, reuse, ruin, spolia

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/RA-18446

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