Tower Delle Ore
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The Watch Tower is, with the Guinigi Tower, one of the most interesting place to visit inside the town walls, the view from the top is outstanding and the cheap cost of the ticket makes that totally worthy!
April 25, 2016
Home to a clock for scanning the hours since 1390, was bought in 1490 by becoming the Civic Tower. In 1752 it was made a new mechanism installed in 1754 in collaboration with watchmakers Lucca. Recently restored by the Town Council is the highest tower in the city reached after climbing 207 steps of…
This tower has an antique Swiss watch that strikes the hours and on the top it also allows a beautiful view of the city.
Torre delle Ore is the only medieval tower left in Lucca out of around 130 that once existed. Most towers were demolished centuries ago, but this one probably owes its survival to the ancient clock