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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 3 days ago

Well what do you expect. It's a lot of stairs. But the payoff is a beautiful view of all of Lucca. The only downside beside the stairs is that if it gets crowded, there is not a lot of room to maneuver at the top....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the "Things to do in Lucca" and it didn't disappoint. There's not much room at the top, but with some "Mi Scuzie" everyone managed to get around. In the nearby music school, an opera singer was practicing and her voice drifting up to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a hard slog to get to the top but it is well worth it for the views at the top and where else will you find a tower with trees growing at the top of it. There is not a lot of space...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Perry G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went up this tower early in morning and bought a combined ticket with the botanical gardens. It is quite a few steps but we managed without any problem (sixty year olds). Views for the top are very good. There isn't an awful lot to see...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank lentheman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t miss the view from this tower unless heights and climbing steps is definitely not your thing. Even on one of the hottest days of the year this was any easy climb for a reasonably fit 70+ tennis player. We did make an effort to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank peterhY5095XR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Historic tower with great views of Lucca and the surrounding countryside. Well worth doing, if you’re fit for the climb. Recommended.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 317callumg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take time to walk the steps to the top of the iconic tower with trees on top! The unobscured view from the top is beautiful, overlooking the red-tiled roofs of Lucca. Be sure to walk to the top of the bell tower "Torre delle Ore"...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank susan c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Are oak trees. All the way at the top. An interesting idea! A view over the rooftops of Lucca if you dare to climb the stairs!!!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank A3212VRbarbaral
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was as spectacular as I thought it might be. As you go up, the staircase is open and can be scary. I would not take children up to the tower.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Climber797683
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Strange but lovely tower of Guinigi ... a few steps not for the faint hearted especially at the end but amazing views over Lucca old town and the surrounding mountains. Very reasonable entry fee just to see the Trees at the top.. Go for the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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familymanRiyadh
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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