Orto Botanico


Tucked across the walkway from the Baluardo San Regolo are Lucca's pretty botanical gardens, well worth a meander and a contemplative moment in the shade of its magnificent Lebanese cedar tree planted in 1820.

A combination ticket covering the Torre del'Ore or Torre Guinigi costs €6/4 (or €9/6 for all three sights).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Lucca attractions

1. Museo della Cattedrale

0.26 MILES

The cathedral museum safeguards elaborate gold and silver decorations made for the cathedral's Volto Santo, including a 17th-century crown and a 19th…

2. Torre Guinigi

0.26 MILES

The bird's-eye view from the top of this medieval, 45m-tall red-brick tower adjoining 14th-century Palazzo Guinigi is predictably magnificent. But what…

3. Cattedrale di San Martino

0.27 MILES

Lucca's predominantly Romanesque cathedral dates from the 11th century. Its stunning facade was constructed in the prevailing Lucca-Pisan style and…

5. Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Guingi

0.31 MILES

Lucchese history from the 8th century BC to late 18th century AD is evoked through archaeological objects, paintings and other artworks at this small…

7. Torre del'Ore

0.37 MILES

Legend has it that Lucca's 13th-century clock tower – at 50m tall, the highest of the city's 130 medieval towers – is inhabited by the ghost of Lucida…

8. Chiesa di San Michele in Foro

0.42 MILES

One of Lucca's many architecturally significant churches, this glittering Romanesque edifice marks the spot where the city's Roman forum was. The present…