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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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East Anglia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Th first half of the climb is up a staircase and the rest up steps and balconies fixed within the walls. At least one fairly fit 85 year old managed it without particular difficulty. Great views from the top.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

It's well worth the climb to see the views of Lucca and the surrounding mountains. Reasonable entrance fee.

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Padua, Italy
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331 reviews 331 reviews
61 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

One hundred and ninety steps to the top. The top stairs being quite narrow , so not for excessively large people or those suffering vertigo. If you make the climb its worth the effort . There are trees on the roof and of course a fine view too.

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San Francisco, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is definitely a must-do in Lucca. The panoramic view of the town and surrounding countryside are incredible. Large planter-boxes containing the famous trees, which allegedly were previously used to plant vegetables, provide a glimpse into the resourcefulness of the Lucchesi during the middle ages. It was slightly crowded at the top when were there, so one had to be... More

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london
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11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Not expensive, €3 for students and €4 for adults. The climb (easy after the Leaning Tower!) was straightforward and so wonderful at the top. A great way to orientate yourself in Lucca as you have fantastic views from the top. Highly recommended.

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a unique tower with several trees on top making it possible to take interesting photos and selfies. Great view of city. The climb up was quite safe but still challenging.

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Malta
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Not very expensive to visit and well worth the amazing views. Although has countless steps there are various floors where one can catch their breath in between flights. Nobody hurries you or restricts your length of stay, so you can spend endless time enjoying the birds' eye views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Decided to take the combined ticket of the 2 towers & the botanical garden (also well worth a visit!) We climbed the steps & thought we were almost there & then started up narrower steps, once we were up there & saw the Holm Oaks & the amazing views over Lucca, well worth the entrance fee

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

There are only stairs to the top of this tower but most of them are wide until you get towards the upper levels and it it was really worth the effort. The view from the terrace of the city laid out below is fantastic and shouldn't be missed. There is a senior's discount if you are eligible.

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Colorado
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was only a 3 euro entry so it was worth it--especially with kids. The views were nice but on the day we went it was stormy and windy. Stairs are very narrow and not much room at the top. The ticket man was exceptionally friendly.

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