Torre Civica delle Ore
Chiesa di San Michele in Foro
One of Lucca's many architecturally significant churches, this glittering Romanesque edifice marks the spot where the city's Roman forum...
The great Giacomo Puccini, who came from a long line of Lucchesi musicians, was born in Lucca and grew up in an apartment at Corte San...
Caffè di Simo
For a respite from the sun's glare, immerse yourself in the chic Liberty (art nouveau) interior of Lucca's famous coffee shop. Its cakes...
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Via Fillungo · interesting places nearby
Torre Civica delle Ore information
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. 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 Lucida to climb up the clock tower to try and stop time. The devil caught her and took her soul.