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This tower is easily recognizable: it has a leaning tree growing out of its top.
Via Sant'Andrea 45, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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All reviews worth the climb trees growing easy climb stone steps panoramic view great view of lucca well worth the effort afraid of heights long climb medieval tower surrounding hills clock tower vantage point take your time narrow streets beautiful city old city
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Reviewed 2 days 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 6 days 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
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Thank Screamers4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An impressive structure with some great views from the top. The history of the tower is wonderful and the exercise walking the stairs 👍🏻

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 752petap
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 230 steps are really easy to climb, easier than other towers. To view is nice. But not spectaculair. €5 entrance.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Yvonne v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place to get a panoramic view. You can see for absolutely miles. Stunning! Well worth the few euros. One hell of a climb though, and due to the age of the building, no disabled access

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ourlifemapped
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With so many high buildings and narrow streets it’s harder to find than might think given the height of the tower. The climb is in two parts - stone steps then steel for the last half which adds to the height impression. Great views from...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank E8887TZmartinp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit of a climb to the top 230+ steps but the view is worth it. Trees going 40+ meters up in the air!! It is quite restricted at the top so go early to beat the crowds.

Date of experience: June 2019
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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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