Church of San Michele in Foro

Church of San Michele in Foro


Lucca, Italy (IT)
Almost certainly the most photographed view in Lucca, the facade of San Michele in Foro is a delight. The upper section gives the impression of a propped-up film set - the windows look through onto thin air - as money ran out before that part of the church could be raised to the level of the facade.

Every single column is different; some are elaborately carved, some twisted and spiralling, others are like striped sweets. Look up at the figure of the archangel - the wings are hinged and may be retracted if the wind gets up!

If you catch sight of a glimmer up above then you are in for some good luck - you'll have seen the jewel in a ring on the hand of the statue.
Almost certainly the most photographed view in Lucca, the facade of San Michele in Foro is a delight. The upper section gives the impression of a propped-up film set - the windows look through onto thin air - as money ran out before that part of the church could be raised to the level of the facade.

Every single column is different; some are elaborately carved, some twisted and spiralling, others are like striped sweets. Look up at the figure of the archangel - the wings are hinged and may be retracted if the wind gets up!

If you catch sight of a glimmer up above then you are in for some good luck - you'll have seen the jewel in a ring on the hand of the statue.
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By: DonMartini

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