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Guinigi Tower

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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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Worth the climb. Its only a small climb but you are greeted with great views of the city. The top of the tower does not have a tremendous amount of space, so as long as its not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Worth the climb. Its only a small climb but you are greeted with great views of the city. The top of the tower does not have a tremendous amount of space, so as long as its not busy you should be fine.

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Denham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

For a small fee, you can climb the tower and get a lovely view of the city. We visited in December and it was not crowded, but I suspect during high tourist season it is much different. Once you make the climb, the top of the tower does not have a tremendous amount of space, but the view is worth... More 

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Wailuku, Maui
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The Guinigi Tower should definitely be on your must-do list when visiting Lucca. A reasonable number of stairs and somewhat creepy metal stairs toward the end, but you are rewarded with an amazing observation platform at the top with trees and amazing views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Me and my girlfriend were in Lucca and wanted to climb the magnificent tower...she suffers from vertigo though so I had to bait her into it with pastries. The whole way up I kept reminding her that the tower was safe by jumping up and down on the fragile rust laden metal staircases near the top. When she got up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Definitely one of the most interesting towers so far with its trees on top. 4 euro or 5 euro combined with Torre della Ore is good value. Shows just how big Lucca is within the walls, with much more spread past that!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The bird's eye view that awaits is a glimpse of the everyday life ( down below ) of everyday people. It's a bit of a climb but again the memories that you attach to something out of the ordinary is precisely that.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Quite unique with a great view of Lucca and surrounds. Puts everything into perspective. Not much room to move around up the top if there's a few people up there

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Our 6th tower in Tuscany that we climbed.This one had 230 steps to the top with a few trees growing. Very unique in the tower world. Lovely to see Lucca spread out below us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is one of the 2 towers you can climb in Lucca, you can buy a combined ticket wit the Torre delle Ore. The walk up is quite easy, only the last staircase is narrow. The top has little walking room, narrow paths between the trees. The view is great,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The walk to the top is difficult and very narrow the last 30 feet. Once you get on top the view is breath taking. You can see all of Lucca and beyond. I was up there on a clear day and Imaged the Romand Generals could see the enemy coming for 75 miles.

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