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Address: Via Sant'Andrea, 45, 55100 Lucca, Italy
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Description: This tower is easily recognizable: it has a leaning tree growing out of...
This tower is easily recognizable: it has a leaning tree growing out of its top.
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Fantastic Panoramic View

Although not for the faint hearted, or those concerned with heights and claustrophobia, the climb is well worth it. Fantastic views across Luca and surrounding area. Great price... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Although not for the faint hearted, or those concerned with heights and claustrophobia, the climb is well worth it. Fantastic views across Luca and surrounding area. Great price at just 4 euros

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The tower is demanding but repays the effort of climbing. The views in all directions, once you reach the top, are unsurpassed, providing a bird's eye view of Lucca and the surrounding countryside and mountains. There is something surreal in sitting under trees at the very top of an ancient tower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I wondered at the 4 Euros but figured why not and am very glad I did. The roughly 230 steps to the top start out as wide stone steps but the last few levels are narrow metal step and, at the top, there is very little head room. Unless you are under 5 ft tall you will have to duck... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The tower with trees on top. 360 views of Lucca. Really good to do but if you are not good with heights, don't do. The stairs do go up the inside of the tower but my partner had to stop as the steps get thinner towards the top. Thankfully he could wait in the tower for me to return without... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I am not good on stairs and heights but am so glad I made myself climb to the top and see the views from up there. The climb was no where near as bad as I expected and I shall treasure the memory of that day and what a wonderful and unique experience it was. No one should visit Lucca... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

To some, 200 steps seems a lot but it is quite easy, accessible and well worth the effort. Spectacular views across Lucca and the surrounding area.

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Lucca, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The tower gives you a great view of the City. A bit overpriced at 4 euros but still fun! It is 236 steps to the top. I went with a friend who has difficulty with heights and she still enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The tree topped tower is a distinctive view from many parts of Lucca. It was a climb of 230 steps to the top and despite the light rain and cloud, we got an impressive 360 degree view of Lucca.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If you enjoy a great view to the city from above, this is something for you. We have not seen tower with trees on top and this was one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I think visiting the Guinigi Tower and climbing the stairs to the top is a must do thing for all visitors to Lucca. It's a great place to see the rooftops of the city and the surrounding hills. It's a little like the tower in Pisa, something you really ought to do once if you get the chance, and at... More 

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