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Address: Via Sant'Andrea 45, 55100, Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0583 583086
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This tower is easily recognizable: it has a leaning tree growing out of its...

This tower is easily recognizable: it has a leaning tree growing out of its top.

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I was attracted to this site by the descriptions of these towers, built by the wealthiest families during the 13th century and topped by a rooftop garden. I climbed this tower on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was attracted to this site by the descriptions of these towers, built by the wealthiest families during the 13th century and topped by a rooftop garden. I climbed this tower on a sunny Sunday afternoon and the views were spectacular. I was a bit disappointed at the top, however, having expected a garden. It was a raised bed with... More 

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San Sebastian de la Gomera, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Too many steps for a 70 year old, but looks great and i wish i could have made it to the top...maybe next time !

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Morpeth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

A steep climb and not one for anyone who gets vertigo, but worth it when you get to the top. Stunning views of the city all round and trees as well, like a small arboretum in the sky.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Climbed the 245 steps up the tower..not difficult compared to other towers in Italia. Great views on the way up. And once up top the views go all across Lucca. The colours of the city on display. Narrow walk around the top with the trees up there. A definate to do!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

My wife and I climbed the many steps and stairway flights to the top of this tower for some stunning views of Lucca and the surrounding Tuscan countryside. It was indeed well worth the climb! Be aware that although there are many flights to climb, the stairs are wide (at least until the last set near the top) and there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Absolute must do when visiting Lucca. Visit the tower early in the morning to avoid the crowds and to enjoy the peacefulness of wonderful views across the ancient city. Best done at the start of your visit to get your bearings and see where everything is within the city walls... Nice set of scary stairs to climb at the top... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

When in Lucca you can see the trees standing incongruously on top the Guingini Tower from most points of the town. Happily you can go and visit the top of the tower, see the trees and enjoy a wonderful view. I love the visionary people who dreamt of this mini forest and who actually created the engineering and water system... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Easy to find tower as it's one of the tallest and the only one with trees on! The cost to climb the tower was a very reasonable €4pp. I counted around 225 steps +/- a few but there is plenty of places to stop, take in the views from various heights. Once you are at the top there isn't too... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This is really worth the climb, lovely views over Lucca. Take your time on the way up and admire the views at all the different levels (and get your breath back).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The thing that you see above all the high buildings in Lucca is the Guinigi Tower, because of the trees planted on the top !! There are lots of steps and quite narrow as you get to the top, but well worth the view!!

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