The Cacciaguerra tower

The tower of Cacciaguerra, also known as the Big Bell Tower, is situated in the historical centre of the town, between the Duomo and the Repubblica squares. Erected in 1322 under Castruccio Castracani, Lord of Lucca, it was part of a fortress that separated in two parts the city, torn by the fights between Guelphs and Ghibellines. The wall ran from the Verde to the Magra and it was defended by three towers. The central one was the Cacciaguerra’s tower. Today no ruin remain of the tower on the Verde, while is visible the one on the Magra. The tower was lifted in the XVII century and reconverted into a bell tower.

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