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This tower is easily recognizable: it has a leaning tree growing out of its top.
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Via Sant'Andrea 45, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First, there's an amazing panorama from the top, plus you can move a little bit, like a working out. :) You can never see something like that in other tower: there're some trees on the top of it! That's why you will have got a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tóth A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tower dates from the 1300s, when the wealthy families of the town were building bell towers as status symbols. This one is unique in that it has trees on top! Well worth the climb, the views are wonderful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DorMart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If climbing towers is your thing then Guinigi Tower is the place for you. At the top there are trees and you can take pictures of the whole of Lucca. We stopped for espresso and let our daughter climb the tower.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Huffed and puffed up the stairs....Once at the top what a great view of the maze that makes up Lucca in all its pastel splendour.... Its a must if you visit the ancient town......

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Martyn E
Reviewed January 13, 2019

We wanted go to the top for photography in the best light late in the afternoon. It said it was open till 3:30pm. We showed up at 3:09 but the door was closed. It opened briefly to let people out and then was slammed shut...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

Wow, what a city and what a tower. The best holiday we have ever taken. Food is out of this world, hospitality is welcoming. Want to book our next trip very soon. One holiday there is not enough. You can make it expensive or go...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

Francesco the host was a lovely man, very helpful and knowledgeable. The apartment although it did not have a lift was a lovely experience to think that we were dwelling in such history. We loved the quaintness of the apartment, and location, although no views...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Connie F
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Lucca is a beautiful but small town and the tower is a great way to see the whole city, the wall and past the wall. The climb is very easy. Easier than the Statue of Liberty or the cathedral in Florence (if you’re familiar). It’s...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheGlobetrotter77
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Not overpriced at all. I have been to lots of cities and climbed lots of towers. However, this is the first with a garden at the top, plus, Lucca has a really interesting skyline.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AaronE217
Reviewed November 20, 2018

You need to be prepared to climb 200-plus stairs, but the Guinigi Tower is a super spot to get lovely panoramic views of Lucca itself and the surrounding Tuscan hills and countryside.

Date of experience: November 2018
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September 26, 2017|
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Response from alexeicohen | Reviewed this property |
Paolo Guinigi who built the tower was himself a silk merchant so I imagine the trade was concentrated in the area and there are a few craftsmen still pursuing/demonstrating the trade in the city. Afraid I can't help you with... More
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The two towers (2 Replies)
Ciao all, I'm sure you've heard/read about the many towers which used to grace Lucca...now there are two that are climbable. As our digs were in central Lucca nowhere was too far to walk and we actually were in earshot of the Torre del Ore, the clock tower, it chimed every 15 minutes, from 0700 til 22.45. It does a big " dong ", once , for 7am, twice for 8 and ultimately six times for mid-day. For the quarter hours it does a quick ' ding-dong ' at 15, 30 and 45 minutes,followed by a big...More
November 18, 2007|
Response fromNolana|
Lenny ! That sounds wonderful ! I hope to get to Lucca myself one day ! I shall look forward to that... I had read about the trees on top of the tower too - you never imagine there to be enough space for that ! I don't think I'll manage the stairs though - I certainly wouldn't be able to at present...and one keeps aging every year !!! Perhaps.... if I keep exercising....I know what you mean about losing your trousers (skirts in my case) but I lost a stone through losing the fluid after heart...More
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Lucca on Ferragosto 8/15/10 (0 Replies)
We are planning to take a day trip from Florence to Lucca in the morning, then to Pisa and spend the evening before heading back to Florence. Will any places open on this day? ie. information center, bike rental shops, restaurant, churches and Guinigi tower. Thanks Albi
July 12, 2010|
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Lucca - Inside the Walls (14 Replies)
Hello, Does anyone know how much the fee is to go up into The Guinigi Tower? Also are there general hours of operation for Ocober/ Also, is the Villa Reale open to the public? Any information on either place would be very helpful. Thanks , bay66
March 08, 2008|
Response fromTABofotd|
I paid under 5 euros to climb the tower in May. They closed about 5PM. October hours may be earlier. TAB