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Guinigi Tower

Via Sant'Andrea, 45, 55100 Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 41 Attractions in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
Description: This tower is easily recognizable: it has a leaning tree growing out of its top.
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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Yes, there are a lot of stairs, but the view from the top is spectacular. And how many towers have you climbed with trees growing on top? Reward yourself with a gelato afterwards :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It's not a difficult climb to reach the top of the tower. Once there, the 360 degree views are wonderful. We visited on a clear day and took some of our best pictures. It was not overcrowded so we sat around for a while just admiring the vistas.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Just 4 Euros gives you the best view of Lucca. My partner did not climbing on open stairs so stayed a couple of flights below the top. The open stairs are only on the last two or three levels below the top..

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We did not get to this but I am sorry to have missed it out. I would like to have seen the view. A missed photo opportunity

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Leeds UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

It is well worth climbing the stairs for the fabulous view of the old town from the top. As there are small trees growing on the small roof top there is even shade from the hot sun while you look round the town from every direction. Being

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I am not fond of heights so found the walk a little scary especially as the steps towards the top there was a large drop but it was worth the walk to the top. The thing to do is focus on the wall. You buy the ticket to visit the clock tower and the botanical garden for €6

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The only tower I've come across that has the good sense to have trees at the top, giving shade from the hot Italian sun and letting you enjoy the view a wee bit longer. The entry is reasonable at under 4euros per person, do be aware that they often do not have change however so you do need the correct... More

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Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Back in the day owning such a tower was a very visible demonstration of your wealth and status. Today you can see the "Broccoli Tower" from almost anywhere in town so naturally it is a great vantage point from which to see the rest of Lucca. (I use our term Broccoli Tower in reference to the trees on top.) You... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great view off the city and charming place of historical interest. You must be able to climb up a fair number of stairs. Can feel a bit scary at the top especially when it gets busy as there is a very tight staircase at the top. Don't let that put you off as they views are spectacular! Loved it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Visited from lucca from Florence and came across this tower. It was only 4 euros to climb it which was definitely worth it. There were no queues and hardly anyone at the top. The views were fantastic! Definitely worth a trip here if your in lucca.

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