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Address: Via Sant'Andrea, 45, 55100 Lucca, Italy
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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Great views of the city and an interesting climb

It's only €4 to go up this tower and the climb is worth it. Not much else to say other than it allows you to see all over the city as it is so central and it has oak trees planted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

It's only €4 to go up this tower and the climb is worth it. Not much else to say other than it allows you to see all over the city as it is so central and it has oak trees planted on the top. The stairs are quite narrow towards the top. Fantastic views and worth the effort

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Abstract to have a tree canopy so high. The views are amazing, the planters are a bit annoying as there is really no space to pass anyone. Quite surreal and worth the €4 entry. 2wanderers

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Birchwood, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This tower is unique with the mini forests of oak at the top. Nice frescoes on the walls on the climb up. The view is very good in all four directions. 4 E is the price/person.

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Pros: great views, very centrally located, easy climb (if you are not a person of impaired mobility) and unique in that it has vegetation growing on the top in the viewing area. Cons: lots of stairs, not accessible if you cannot climb stairs, narrow path around the top means that you may wait for a nice viewing spot if you... More 

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Kings Stanley, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is the best tower to clime in the city. When at the top the are trees growing to keep you in the shade if you want. The views are fantastic looking all over the city and the surrounding mountains.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We visited in December and it was a cold windy day so did not climb to top but will return on a nice day as it is not far from Florence! Great pictures with a telephoto lens from below. Can't wait to go to top!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great view, of course! It takes a bit of exercise to go up all those stairs, but it is definitely worth it! Super Aussicht! Es braucht etwas Fitness um alle Stufen hinaufzusteigen, aber es ist definitiv die Muehe wert!

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

if it is a clear day, take the 243 step clmb to the top of the tower for great, if windy, views of Lucca. 4 euros admission. The staircase is in good shape and easy to climb--when the tower was originally built there were no interior stairs, only wooden exterior staircases which are long gone, so these stairs are fairly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This tower is very unique, and well worth the over 200 steps to get to the top. It is a Lucca landmark and has amazing views along the way through several windows and especially when you get to those trees!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful towers we have climbed. Not the highest but it has trees on the top of it. The view over Lucca is absolutely magnificent and worth the climb.

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