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Guinigi Tower

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Address: Via Sant'Andrea, 45, 55100 Lucca, Italy
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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Walk up the steps and see the magnificent view

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2014
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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