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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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Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The 2 things I looked forward to most in Lucca (other than eating) were walking the walls and climbing up the Guinigi Tower. I noticed when we were purchasing tickets that there was a sign that read, 'No toilets here' so do take note before making the 230-step climb. The first few levels are wide, with relatively low stone steps... More

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Well worth the climb just for the breathtaking views that epitomise Tuscany. The terracotta rooftops, the lush green mountains and the many church bell towers. Beautiful!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The Guinigi tower is a must-do activity in Lucca. I'd recommend going early to avoid throngs of people. The views are great, and the oak trees at the top make it very unique. It's just a few euros to go up to the top, and will only take about thirty minutes of your day, so it's impossible not to recommend... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

What an amazing view from up there. This bird's eye view is truly unique and certainly worth the 4 euros you'll have to pay!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Previous review doesn't reflect my experience today. No queues and although narrow when at the top relatively easy to get around to view from all corners. Relatively easy climb with only one flight of steps very narrow. Surreal standing under the trees at the top. Very unusual. Good value for money.

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Nova Scotia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Expensive to walk up a tower and stand like sardines while you all try to move around to get different views. Not worth the admission and you feel rushed to let other people up

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It is a tower, one of many in Lucca. This one has trees and is an iconic tower rising over the city. No dislikes.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

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

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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