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Guinigi Tower

Address: Via Sant'Andrea, 45, 55100 Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 76 things to do in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation decks & towers, Sights & 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, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This tower is easily recognizable: it has a leaning tree growing out of its top.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The bird's eye view that awaits is a glimpse of the everyday life ( down below ) of everyday people. It's a bit of a climb but again the memories that you attach to something out of the ordinary is precisely that.

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Quite unique with a great view of Lucca and surrounds. Puts everything into perspective. Not much room to move around up the top if there's a few people up there

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Our 6th tower in Tuscany that we climbed.This one had 230 steps to the top with a few trees growing. Very unique in the tower world. Lovely to see Lucca spread out below us.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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154 reviews 154 reviews
16 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is one of the 2 towers you can climb in Lucca, you can buy a combined ticket wit the Torre delle Ore. The walk up is quite easy, only the last staircase is narrow. The top has little walking room, narrow paths between the trees. The view is great,

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Flower Mound, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The walk to the top is difficult and very narrow the last 30 feet. Once you get on top the view is breath taking. You can see all of Lucca and beyond. I was up there on a clear day and Imaged the Romand Generals could see the enemy coming for 75 miles.

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Victoria Australia
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164 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I walked up the 230 or so steps easily armed with my cameras at around sunset and took some pretty great pictures of Lucca and surrounds. What an amazing view. If you can walk, take the steps and see it for yourself.

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Lincs England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A good steady plod up the stairs is rewarded by an excellent 360 degee panorama of Lucca. Perfect for 'getting your bearings' and just viewing the whole sweep of the town and its surroundings. The trees on top are a quirky,but welcome addition on a sunny day.

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Tampa, Florida
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15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
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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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104 reviews 104 reviews
73 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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