Torre Civica delle Ore

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Torre Civica delle Ore information

Location
Lucca , Italy
Address
Via Fillungo
Prices
adult/reduced €6/5
Opening hours
9.30am-6.30pm summer
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Break from the boutiques of Via Fillungo with a hike up the 207 wooden steps of Lucca's 13th-century clock tower – at 50m tall, the highest of the city's 130 medieval towers. Views from the top are fabulous.

Legend has it the tower is inhabited by the ghost of Lucida Mansi, a Lucchese lass who sold her soul to the devil in exchange for remaining young and beautiful for three decades. On 14 August 1623 the devil came after her to pay her debt, only for Licida to climb up the clock tower to try and stop time. The devil caught her and took her soul.