Lucca Clock Tower (Torre delle Ore) Tours
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The Torre delle Ore in Lucca, otherwise known as the Clock Tower, is the city's tallest tower, dating back to the 13th century, although the clock that gave the tower its identity was added in 1390. The clock mechanism itself has changed over the years, but the one you see today is from the 1750s. Bells in the tower chime each quarter hour.
This tower is historic, and also features in a local legend. A 17th-century woman who sold her soul to the devil in order to remain youthful is said to have tried to stop the clock from chiming when she was supposed to pay her debt. She didn't reach the clock in time, and the devil collected her soul. She is said to haunt the tower still.
The top of the Torre delle Ore is open to the public, though you must climb more than 200 stairs to reach it. You can also see the clock mechanism from the top.
Address: Via Fillungo, Lucca, Tuscany 55100, Italy
Hours: Mar-Oct, opens 9:30am closes between 5:30-7:30pm depending on month; closed Nov-Feb
Admission: €4 adults, €3 seniors/children 6-14
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Lucca Clock Tower (Torre delle Ore)
Through the charm of a carriage, we will take you to discover the most beautiful squares and monuments of the ancient city of Lucca, passing through the streets of the center, in the company of a horse and its driver.
Within an hour, you can discover all the secrets of the city sitting comfortably on our carriage, accompanied by a horse and his driver.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Lucca Clock Tower (Torre delle Ore) hours of operation?
Lucca Clock Tower (Torre delle Ore) hours of operation: Mar-Oct, opens 9:30am closes between 5:30-7:30pm depending on month; closed Nov-Feb. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Lucca Clock Tower (Torre delle Ore)?
The best ways to experience Lucca Clock Tower (Torre delle Ore) are:
- Carriage tour in the historic center of Lucca
- One-hour tour through the historic center and half Renaissance walls
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