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Guinigi Tower

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Address: Via Sant'Andrea, 45, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: 00390583583086
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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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Great view but can be too busy

The steps get narrower as you go up. At the top the trees are growing in raised dirt beds and there is only a narrow passage to move around in. Some people banged their heads on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Somerset, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The steps get narrower as you go up. At the top the trees are growing in raised dirt beds and there is only a narrow passage to move around in. Some people banged their heads on tree branches. Also not so easy to sit in shade. Preferred the Torre delle Ore but this one would still be worth doing when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It was a fun climb that gives you a great view of the city of Lucca. But...there are a lot of people at the top and the path is so thin you can't really pass. A fun diversion.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The tower is one of the must do sights in Lucca. After you make the climb to the top the views are spectacular. Add to that the fact that there are trees growing on the roof make it all that extra quirky. Just be aware that at the top of the tower the stairs are narrow and not for the... More 

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Roztoky, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was one of the most beautiful attraction of Lucca. But the realy best thing what to do in Lucca is to spend ale night wandering the aisles. Giving you great coffee, good ice cream and delicious dinner at Piazza Anfiteatro.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It is an easy walk up wide steps until just one last narrow flight before reaching the top and great views over Lucca. If one suffers from vertigo coming down the metal grilled stairs at the top might be difficult

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

What a peaceful place the Guinigi Tower is. Me and my girlfriend told each other a multiple times how we would be able to sit on the tower for hours with a book and a cup of tea. The only thing that irritated me was the fact that a lot of people were standing on the soil and climbing the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Not for those with vertigo but great views across Lucca and beyond. The olive trees on top give welcome shade. Cost €4 each so not the cheapest and there is nothing else than a climb up and down.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The tower provides breathtaking views of the lovely town of Lucca. You can see few towers in all directions. The trees on top are astonishing if captured in your photoes of the view. The last 10-15 meter is reached by metal stairs which gave me a bit of rush in my blood. It makes it a safe but interesting adventure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We made a trip to Lucca thanks to recommendations from our friends in the States. We were not disappointed. Great city and a quaint city in that. Walked around the wall, climbed the tower with the garden to get fantastic views and topped it with a great dinner .

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Keele, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Definitely do this if you're in Lucca, it offers wonderful views and the building itself is beautiful.

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