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Guinigi Tower

Via Sant'Andrea, 45, 55100 Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 40 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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Leek, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

An inexpensive and unusual way of seeing Lucca from above. This delightful tower has oak trees growing in beds at the top and gives a great vantage point over Lucca. It is a tight squeeze at the top and will have you breathing hard before you get to the top.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We could have easily have walked by this tower if we hadn't been looking for it. Climbed to the top, very safe and great views across lucca

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is in the middle of a crowded area and it was hard to get a picture of the while tower. But when in Lucca you should stop by to see it.

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

You must climb to the top of the Guinigi Tower (the tower with the trees). The view is wonderful and it is simply a "must do" in Lucca.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is unusual to find a tree growing at the top of a tower but indeed that is what there is. The view is amazing and while this tower is the second tallest it offers a great view and historic information as you climb. It is tight at the top if there a re too many people but they are... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We have now been up the Guinigi Tower three times and never tire of the awesome sights from the top. It is amazing to be able to stand under olive trees on top of a medieval building while taking in views of an ancient Tuscan city. Once on top of the tower though, although you can wander around the perimeter... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What's a visit to Lucca without climbing the tower and getting a great view of the Tuscan countryside.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visited Lucca while on a five night stay in Pisa. I did find the climb a bit difficult as I have chest problems but my husband had no trouble at all.The view over Lucca and beyond was amazing. All the roof tops and terraces were so attractive. Would do it again despite the problems I had with the climb

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Lucca, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Its very unique however its difficult to climb. Not suitable for anyone with difficulties. On the plus side its a wonderful view and I have never seen a tower like it before.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This tree-topped tower was definitely worth climbing. It wasn't a difficult climb (no narrow stairways to navigate) and the view from the top was lovely. It's quite unique with the trees that grow at the top. It was a fun stop and only took the kids about 5 minutes to walk up.

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