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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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Lovely views from the top of the tower. The trees are beautiful at the top and a great landmark for the city.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Karen T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great stop on historic walk of city. Average climb so modest fitness required. One can visualize the multilayered structures with family areas and bedrooms from 500 years ago. Great views of surrounding areas.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Eurotraveller5
Reviewed 1 week ago

You could see all the town from there! There crows few very old oaks on the tower. The entrance fee is quite cheap.

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

This interesting tower is one of the landmarks of Lucca and you can see the tower with the trees on the roof from the street. You can also climb to the top if you are young and brave. But there is no lift so it...More

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

Get up the 230 steps to the top of the Torre Guinigi which is known for the trees on the top. It is worse the 4€ and the exercise of climbing the steps to have a perfect panoramic view of Lucca.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank G1923JTpeterm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice tower with small steps. But feels safe always. Cool to see the trees on top of this old tower. Never seen this before. The history behind the tower and the old families of lucca is interesting as well. A great view over the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 8manuelk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During our stay in Lucca, my husband and I climbed the Torre Guinigi. We had to wait in line for 20-30min and it was along hike up narrow stairs but the views were totally worth it. The cost is 4€ for adults. Definitely a fun...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank capturedbymeg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic view of Lucca. In fact the best view you will get of the town and surrounding hills. Just up the stairs (232) and you are there. A must in Lucca

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank neil5050
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favourite tower in all of Italy - there are trees growing on top! The climb is wonderful and once up there, you have the shade of the trees as you look out on the perfect walled city and the surrounding countryside. Poetic.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Lucie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a mere 4 euro, find yourself with a Fab view of Lucca and beyond. There are 230 steps but plenty of places to rest on the way. They get rather narrow and steep at the top but take your time; everyone during our visit...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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familymanRiyadh
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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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