Torre Guinigi
Torre Guinigi
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This tower is easily recognizable: it has a leaning tree growing out of its top.
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  • fortybefore40
    United Kingdom358 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful views
    We loved our climb up to the top of Torre Guinigi we went in February so it was deserted we only saw people on our way back down. Its well worth the 5euro entry fee for the spectatular views. We counted all the other towers and saw all the places we had walked round that day already. The trees at the top are a fun addition - I imagine they are much needed shade if you go in the summer. The climb is steep and you have to be fairly fit and the top staircase is very narrow. It would be nice to have more information about the tower itself available while we were there but it didn't matter too much.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 1, 2023
  • 701David
    Fitzroy, Australia966 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth A Visit
    It's one of the attractions In Lucca that's worth a visit for the panoramic view of the city and surrounds. It's a relatively easy climb to the top and the "garden" on the roof. It's kinda weird that there are four oak trees planted on the roof for the purpose of gaining additional height and prestige for the owner. It's worth a visit.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 24, 2023
  • ADMM01
    Milngavie, United Kingdom15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views from Torre Guinigi, Lucca
    233 steps ... but actually the climb was easier than anticipated and so worth it for the amazing panoramic views of Lucca from the top! We absolutely loved this experience. Top tip - best to get there quite early though to avoid the heat and the crowds - it's understandably popular 😀
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Noybta
    London, United Kingdom159 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice enough but maybe not worth it
    It’s another tower with a good view. It has small trees on top - pleasant shady spot (if crowded) on a hot day. You could definitely look down on your neighbours from here. Nice but hardly must do and expensive for what it is. Better off getting the combo ticket at the Duomo and climbing that tower (for the view) - and getting the very interesting archeological undercroft of Santi Giovanni thrown in. All for less…
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 6, 2023
  • ksufan88
    Wichita, Kansas5,453 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A bit expensive but great views
    We chose to climb this tower since the Clock Tower was closed during our time in Lucca. After paying the 6 euro admission, we headed up the wide stone steps. About halfway up, the steps changed to a metal staircase but were still wide enough to let others pass by. Only the last couple flights were on a very narrow staircase that was only wide enough for a single person. There were plenty of wide landings and rest areas so it was hard to believe that we had traveled over 250 steps once we reached the top. The shade from the seven trees at the summit was nice as we walked around and enjoyed the views.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 30, 2023
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Cape Town Central, South Africa426 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
The unmistakable tower offers amazing views on Lucca and its surroundings. Observing the city from the shade of the Holm oak trees enjoying the breeze is an amazing experience and a must in Lucca. As it was a noble tower, the staircase to go up is rather wide and comfortable (compared for instance to the military clock tower that can be more impressive if you are not comfortable with heights and enclosed spaces).
Written August 4, 2020
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jjp333
Westminster, CO372 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
We really enjoyed this, the climb was actually super easy. It was way more crowded and actually quite small at the top, that did surprise me. I loved looking at all the cool roof terraces, and it is always neat to see birds flying below where you are standing. The information along the walls as you are climbing the stairs is interesting as well, it is definitely worth the time to check this out.
Written April 16, 2022
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MustTravel
Lucca, Italy114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Torre Guinigi is an iconic landmark in Lucca. The tower with its trees is 45 meters high with approximately 232 steps. If you suffer from Acrophobia it might be a bit of a problem reaching the top and climbing the steps down. If you can overcome this you will be totally breathless at the views of Lucca and its countyside. Linger a little longer and appreciate the views.
Written October 15, 2020
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Carlos L.
Palm Desert, CA1,591 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Great view and great experience.. . however there are a lot of steps so can be strenuous for some but worth the trip to have a spectacular view of this beautiful quaint Italian city. It is a highlight of this magical town! And there are oak trees actually at the top!
Written February 1, 2022
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701David
Fitzroy, Australia966 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
It's one of the attractions In Lucca that's worth a visit for the panoramic view of the city and surrounds. It's a relatively easy climb to the top and the "garden" on the roof. It's kinda weird that there are four oak trees planted on the roof for the purpose of gaining additional height and prestige for the owner. It's worth a visit.
Written April 24, 2023
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Cheryl Strzelecki
Devon, UK47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
We enjoyed the tower. It offers excellent views from the top. We just turned up without booking which was no problem on a November Sunday morning. It was €5 each. There is not a lot of space at the top as expected so try and go when it is quiet. Would recommend while in Lucca.
Written November 9, 2022
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Dax892
College Station, TX113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
The signs on the way up tell you about the different sites in the town, and then the last one shows you where they all are in the skyline you’re about to see. Try to go when it’s not crowded; there can be traffic jams on the narrow stairs, and as noted, the area at the top is rather small. If someone from your group doesn’t want to go up, have them take a photo of you from the ground while you’re in one of the windows on the second or third “story” of the climb.
Written May 22, 2022
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David P
County Durham, UK67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
An easy climb and well worth doing, wide steps for most of the way. At the top there are the unique trees and fantastic views of Lucca. The walkway around the top of the tower is very narrow so it is advisable to get there early before it gets too busy.
Written January 16, 2020
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fortybefore40
United Kingdom358 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We loved our climb up to the top of Torre Guinigi we went in February so it was deserted we only saw people on our way back down. Its well worth the 5euro entry fee for the spectatular views. We counted all the other towers and saw all the places we had walked round that day already. The trees at the top are a fun addition - I imagine they are much needed shade if you go in the summer. The climb is steep and you have to be fairly fit and the top staircase is very narrow. It would be nice to have more information about the tower itself available while we were there but it didn't matter too much.
Written March 1, 2023
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ADMM01
Milngavie, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
233 steps ... but actually the climb was easier than anticipated and so worth it for the amazing panoramic views of Lucca from the top! We absolutely loved this experience. Top tip - best to get there quite early though to avoid the heat and the crowds - it's understandably popular 😀
Written July 24, 2023
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