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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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

You have to climb to the top because the views of Lucca are spectacular. Not for the faint-hearted. Small trees grow out of the top and provide some shade. It can get overcrowded.

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East of England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Go late afternoon, before the sun disappears, for a sensational view of the city roof tops. The only downside ? You can't see the tower, from the tower !!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Kind-of one of those things you have to do in Lucca. Nice little climb up many stairs to capture a gorgeous view of Lucca. Might meet some friends along the way!

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Utrecht
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

After a climb you can see the city from above. The tree's that are on top are a nice bonus. It's 4 euro to enter.

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maidenhead
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Some reviews say that it is hard to see the whole tower at once, but if you go down the side street just before the tower you get to an open space where you can look up and take a lovely photo of the whole tower, rather than from the street where the entrance is, where you can only see... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great 360 degree view from the top! There is a ticket to pay, but not too expensive (3 euro?). It is not too difficult to reach the top of the tower and from there you will enjoy a great look to Lucca.

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Rehovot, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It's over 200 steps to climb to get to the top, but once you make it, you won't be sorry -- there's a breathtaking view of the city of Lucca from the tree-covered top of the tower. Definitely worth the walk up!

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Climb to the garden at the top of the last remaining tower in Lucca. Wonderful view of a wonderful town. Well worth the effort.

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Leek, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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