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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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Unforgettable bell tower

There are quite a few stairs to climb up & back down but it's definitely worth the few euros to go up and see. There isn't a lot of room up at the top but the reward is a... read more

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are quite a few stairs to climb up & back down but it's definitely worth the few euros to go up and see. There isn't a lot of room up at the top but the reward is a beautiful 360 degree panoramic view of Lucca. There are also a lot of gorgeous views as you're climbing up/down the tower... More 

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quirky because this has trees planted on top of the tower which has an interesting history. I do struggle with stairs and am bit claustrophobic and so did not find the climb quite as easy as other reviewers suggest.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A steep climb awaits on metal steps inside the tower, with views as you pass each window of ever increasing city views. The tower was very popular with other tourists when we visit in mid September, so always let people come down first before you go up. It was pretty crowded once we reached the top, with close to 40... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A walking tour of Lucca show all the lovely buildings to its best effect. The fondness for building towers means we now have a legacy of wonderful sights to see. Their construction has survived the ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So many bell towers in Lucca, but this one has trees planted on top. Great views to be had from the top!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Trite but true. Yep, it's a significant climb, but there is no better view. The poor trees in the bare dirt with the signs saying "Don't walk on the grass" are a little sad, but seem to be doing well anyway. While admiring the scenery, it's interesting to ponder the story (which may or may not be true): Guinigi was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth the $4E to see the structure and the trees on top. Beware the steps are metal and open tread from half way up. I didn't see the point of a joint ticket to climb a neighbouring tower and visit the Botanical Garden also (we did go to the garden which I wouldn't rave about!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of our favourites in lovely Lucca. The views are spectacular on a clear day with the mountains in the distance and all of Lucca before you. No larger building to mar the view. You'll feel fitter too after climbing the steps. Great peeping out on the way up too. Check out the shopp area too - wish I could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having visited many towers during our tour of Tuscany this had to be the quirkiest with trees planted on the top to add a little extra height. There are great views of Lucca if you have the energy to climb to the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came early evening as the light just starting to fade. It caught Lucca in a magical glow which made for some great photos. There are plenty of stairs but also plenty of places to stop for a breather and look out the windows so don't be afraid of the climb.

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