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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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Good views good value scary steps

We visited on Sunday afternoon in August. The tower was quite busy but only a 5 minute wait. The lower part has stone steps the top half has metal steps .the very top is quite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We visited on Sunday afternoon in August. The tower was quite busy but only a 5 minute wait. The lower part has stone steps the top half has metal steps .the very top is quite narrow and scary. Great views from the top. Only 3 \ 4 euros each was good value.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I don't know if I loved the tower or the view from top of it more. It's something special when after a long climb up the numerous stairs you reach the top of Guinigi tower, sit under one of the trees planted on top of it and enjoy the view of the whole beautiful town of Lucca. This is a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We loved it! Climbing up the steep stairs is a challenge there ;) But it's worth it, the view from the top to the whole Lucca is incredible. You can actually see how tiny and tight that city is. The maze of streets, red roofs, little balconies and cute small green gardens... Lovely view to the mountains and other towers... More 

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Durham NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It was a hot day and the line moved quickly. The climb to the top takes time but it was worth it. I think I will try to go in the early morning next time to avoid the heat of the day

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Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Jammed in amongst the other old and decaying buildings within the walls of old Lucca are scores of towers of all kinds. Guingi tower is probably the most striking with its trees growing out of the small garden right at the top. The views of the crumbling and characterful buildings of the old city are splendid, well worth the Euro4.00... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

So peaceful sitting under the trees at the top of the tower, looking out over the city into the Tuscan hills. Well worth the climb if a little vertigo inducing!

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Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

No reference to Lord of the Rings, here, and certainly no burning eye at the top, merely an arboretum, which is quite unique. This tower is much easier to climb than the other and is more pleasant at the top. The views across the town are, again, fabulous. Incredibly reasonable €4 an adult ticket (€3 for students) and well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Quite a long climb to the top (around 240 steps) but well worth the effort. Not only great views but a garden with olive trees!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Worth paying and climbing to see the magnificent view of the city and hills of Tuscany. On top of that trees on the top of the tower :)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Quite a climb in 95 degree heat but well worth it, amazing views. Not a huge amount of room at the top so can be awkward when busy. Surprisingly cheap, think it was €4 & my 5year old went free.

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