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Guinigi Tower

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Address: Via Sant'Andrea 45, 55100, Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: 0583583086
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This tower is easily recognizable: it has a leaning tree growing out of its...

This tower is easily recognizable: it has a leaning tree growing out of its top.

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Be prepared for a hard climb and not for the faint hearted but the view from the top is worth it. Have a rest at the top and enjoy your achIevement.ii

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Be prepared for a hard climb and not for the faint hearted but the view from the top is worth it. Have a rest at the top and enjoy your achIevement.ii

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of stairs but wide most of the way and easily negotiated. We went early morning when it was quiet, well worth the effort.

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Union City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Worth the climb for the entrance price and the beautiful 360 deg views of Lucca! Recommend renting bikes and ride on the walls and stop by the tower.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can manage well over 200 steps to the top it is well worth it. It can get very busy so you might have to queue and take your time getting up and down as the stairs are narrow in places. If you have a ticket from there you gat a discount at the Puccini museum.

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Steeple Morden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fairly long climb but there are plenty of places to stop and have a breather. At the top (it can get quite crowded) are several planted trees and the most amazing view of Lucca. Definitely worth the €4 - not suitable for disabled but plenty of oldsters were getting to the top!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Get a full 360 view of Lucca from the Guinigi Tower! It's not too high, so the steps are manageable. It was crowded on the top but the views were worth it! You can see the walls and the city full of similarly colored roofs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited before going to Gigi's restaurant (see separate review). Open till 7.30 for tickets till 8.30 if you are up top. This is a wonderful tower, you can see it from the walls of Lucca, it's the tower with trees on top! Many many stairs to climb to get up there, maybe best not to try it if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It really is amazing to climb an ancient tower and to think about all the people who hauled the stone by hand to make it; then to find oak trees growing on the top. I wish I had been by myself up there pondering the gorgeous view from the top.

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tower is not very high, so it's relatively easy to climb. Just be careful on the last few steps, it gets very narrow and you might have to try to climb sideways. The reason I wanted to climb that particular tower were the trees on the top, haven't seen such a tower before. It's like a little park there.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thought we really had to go up to see the view. The top of the tower offers exceptional views of Lucca and the surrounding hills but there needs to be some control to the number of people and movement to the top of the tower due to the very tight stairs and spaces.

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