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Guinigi Tower

Via Sant'Andrea, 45, 55100 Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 40 Attractions in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
Owner description: This tower is easily recognizable: it has a leaning tree growing out of its top.
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
Owner description: This tower is easily recognizable: it has a leaning tree growing out of its top.

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Tampa, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Climbing lots of steps is not a problem for me. If you are up to it, you will be rewarded with great views when you get to the top. The top is also interesting because they have trees growing there. It is well worth the small charge

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New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

it's worth the climb to the top. the view is amazing & you can see 360 degrees. i've taken some beautiful pictures of lucca's roof tops from there.

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Rijswijk, Holland
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96 reviews 96 reviews
69 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

What a wonderful sight to see trees growing on top of the Torre dei Guinigi. The best way to photograph this tower is one of the side streets.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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288 reviews 288 reviews
147 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This bell tower provides great views as one walks up its stairs. On top of the Guinigi (entrance from Via Sant'Andrea) you will find a small and unusual garden.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great view from the top. On the way up are some interesting illustrations of the history of Lucca - even if you are not good at Italian - you can get the gist of some of the history of the area. Amazing trees growing at the top. You can get a ticket that allows you up 3 towers. Unfortunately we... More 

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Tel Aviv
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12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The climb is not so easy as the last set of steps are very nerrow iron steps and we reached the top breathless.. Views, however, were great!! A pity that they don't have any brosure of the place or even a printed page telling the tale of it. The ticket seller looked so bored that asking him the hight of... More 

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New Hampshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Take your time ascending the stairs...other than the last flight it is a wide stairway. The views, especially to the north and of the city is worth the effort. As I recall, the fee was under 5 Euros...

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Boston
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Awesome views of a beautiful and charming Tuscan village. Lotta stairs, but it's totally worth it! The girl who took our money was pretty rude, but thankfully it didn't tarnish our experience at all.

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Dallas, TX
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We enjoyed walking up the considerable number of stairs to reach the nice observation platform of the Guinigi Tower. Fantastic view of Lucca and the surrounding countryside. We went up when they opened and were the only ones on top and saw nobody coming up as we were going down. Therefore, very pleasant and extremely scenic at the top of... More 

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The great many steps to climb this tower, get narrower and narrower as you climb. They seem never ending but once you reach the top the views over Lucca and surrounding area make it worthwhile

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