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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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See Lucca from above

We climbed the tower on a beautiful clear day. One thing I have learned about seeing the sites in Italy, you climb a lot of steps. This was true here. But so worth it to see Lucca... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Corinth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We climbed the tower on a beautiful clear day. One thing I have learned about seeing the sites in Italy, you climb a lot of steps. This was true here. But so worth it to see Lucca from above and the beauty of the area inside the walls and beyond. It amazed us to see the trees on top of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A nice fit walk up the tower. Steep and really narrow metal staircase at the top. We all really enjoyed it though as the view once at the top was sensational on a bright sunny day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited the tower as part of our stop over in Lucca on our way back from Pisa to Firenze. Our kids were too young to go onto the tower in Pisa, so we offered them this tower as an alternative. Tones of stairs, but the wieres are really spectacular and the garden with trees on top of the tower... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went here in March just before it closed at 5pm. I would suggest to have at least 30 minutes for this attraction in order not to rush. The entrance fee was €4 during March 2015. It could get a bit crowded on top though so it might be a good plan to go either really early or really late.

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Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is certainly the most interesting of all of the towers in Lucca. With a garden on top, excellent views, and neat little "peeks" to the landscape as you climb, this is a "must do" activity when in Lucca. The day that I was there it was rainy and overcast, so no lines and only a few people. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My favorite moment in Lucca was topping out the climb of this tower. The views are spectacular. You can see forever (or to the mountains) every direction. You have a great view of the city and of the old Roman aqueduct coming in from the mountains. We sat up here for probably 30 minutes under the trees, in the shade,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A brilliant way to see the old centre of Lucca, stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Ignore the bad reviews, why some would bother to visit Lucca and then climb this tower to moan about the view is beyond me, what did they expect Disneyland Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This tower is definitely a must when visiting Lucca. The walk up is not long nor as confining as Giotto's belltower or Il Duomo be in Florence. When you get to the top it is a great way to see the city as well as marvel at the fact that on top of a brick tower lies a small garden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great views over the city from the top. Its not a difficult climb but the final metal staircase may not be suitable for those with a fear of heights. You can get half way up on a solid floor and get some good views from the start to the mid way point.

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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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