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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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Just the right amount of climbing stairs

We went in early at 930 AM and there was no crowd. In summertime, it is always good to start early to avoid droves of tourists. The view was definitely worth the entrance fee. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went in early at 930 AM and there was no crowd. In summertime, it is always good to start early to avoid droves of tourists. The view was definitely worth the entrance fee. The top is not too big so it can get crowded in the summer. Come early morning at 9:30AM and you will enjoy magnificent view in... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The guinigi Tower is worth a visit. Great view over the city of Lucca. very nice and very cheap. Just do it when in Lucca.

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Leicester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Good view and not too busy. Lovely with trees on the roof to frame your photos with. This is a town worth taking a good camera to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing views over the city of Lucca and the Tuscan hills beyond. Oaks at the top provide some shade. Many stairs, in good condition, but not a place for those afraid of heights. One of the must-see attractions of Lucca. There is nothing in the tower, except for the top. We got a joint ticket for the botanical gardens, which... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If there is one thing in Lucca you do, it is this tower. It can be found by seeing the tall trees growing out the top. It is 45 m up stairs, but worth the hike up there. From the top the views are spectacular of Lucca. People come and go while at the top so while it seems crowded,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It's worth the walk up to see the view from this tower, which was spectacular the morning we went. It was surprisingly uncrowded (I guess the number of steps turns some people off) and a really cool thing is the planting of 3 rock oaks on the top of the tower. Really different.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nearly didn't bother with this as it was so hot but Im glad we did. The view from the top was great with a nice cooling breeze.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

There are quite a few towers in Lucca, yes. I particularly enjoyed this one because of its wall paintings next to the staircases where you can explore even more in depth the history of Lucca in the late middle ages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Pay the 4 € to go to the top of the tower! Here you will have a splendid view over all of Lucca and the surrounding nature. It is worth the money and the little climb upstairs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Do not bother climbing it. at 4€ it is overpriced especially since it is cramped and the view is nothing more than a lot of clay roofs. (Lucca on the other hand is great. Hire a bike and cycle along the wall)

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Address: Via Sant'Andrea, 45, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca

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