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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
+39 0583 583086
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 12, 2005

The Guinigi Tower is easy to see and identify from a distance because of the trees growing on the top. It also seems to be one of those places that becomes harder to find the closer you get to it, because the tower becomes lost...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Torre Guinigi is the most important tower of Lucca. This tower is one of the few remaining within the city walls. Its main characteristic is its hanging garden on the roof of the tower. It is a nice experience to be up there and...More

1  Thank 120Roxana
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All reviews worth the climb trees growing easy climb stone steps great view of lucca well worth the effort panoramic view long climb afraid of heights no elevator surrounding countryside vantage point take your time entire city sunny day botanical gardens narrow streets
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A long climb up the stairs, but worthwhile to see the rooftops of Lucca and beyond. Also, there are trees growing out of the rooftop - must be unique. Remember to take your camera!

Thank thebellsarechiming
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you pace yourself and stop on gloors to view the surrounding city you should not have any difficulty making it to the top. But if you absolutely are not in shape or rarely walk/climb i would caution you to consider options other than this...More

Thank Maureen C
Reviewed 6 days ago

The younger set of our family paid the fee and climbed the tower up spilling narrow steps to emerge on top. They described the view of Lucca as magnificent and with the climb

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is one of the most scenic place in Lucca. You can see all of not only the inside of wall and also further place from the all. As you can see my pictures, view from here is astonishing but climbing to here is very...More

Thank Sassasan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of stairs yes - if you are super afraid of heights it's probably not for you - but it's worth it. Lovely view, 360 degrees. I just did the tower ticket, not the combo - as the weather was hot and I didn't want...More

Thank lifeoftravel08914
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the many stairs! The views from the top are lovely - you can see just how big the centro storico is... and pick out your ideal apartment :-)

Thank WhyITravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tower is such a cool experience. Reaching the top and being among greenery was exciting , but seeing Lucca from "above" was exhilarating. A must see and do experience in Lucca!

Thank jujubery
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really worth the admission fee. The climb is not too strenuous, and the views are great. You won't spend a lot of time at the top, but the views are worth it. The whole trip took me less than 40 minutes, and I felt like...More

Thank icgardener
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucca is just a charming city and the Guingi Tower is one fun feature among many. You can see all of Lucca and into the countryside from the top of this tower. Beautiful day and great views. The 230+ steps were a bit of a...More

Thank OracleCPO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little attraction. If you have time, climb to the top and see the views with all of the trees. Lovely!!

Thank coachee1313
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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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