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Guinigi Tower

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Address: Via Sant'Andrea 45, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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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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Tower with a view

This tower (Torre di Guinigi in Italian) is reached by a fairly wide wooden staircase, fine if you're reasonably good with heights -- but it's not claustrophobic the way many... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Pittenweem, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This tower (Torre di Guinigi in Italian) is reached by a fairly wide wooden staircase, fine if you're reasonably good with heights -- but it's not claustrophobic the way many towers are. Once at the top there's a small tree garden surrounded by a walkway that looks out over the city in every direction.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great views from the top and surprising greenery! Inexpensive to enter and worth the climb up all the stairs. The internal architecture is also interesting.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent views of Lucca and great a photograph opportunity, viewing the Piazza dell'anfiteatreo and clear definition of Lucca's surrounding walls. Can imagine this could be crowded in high season but perfect in March on a fantasitic sunny day. Limited room to walk around at the top of the tower due to trees taking up much of the space, however for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably the most unrestored monument in the city, yet still in good shape, built by one of the former dukes, the one tower that remains looks old, and is old. Trees flourish on the top, but the narrow streets that surround it make it hard to see until you are at a decent distance. Closed for visits the day I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It doesn't take too long to climb to the top of this tower, but be aware that some stairs are narrow and it may not be a good idea if you are afraid of heights. The view from the top is wonderful and the trees on the top provide a bit of shape. I wish there was more room to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great view of Lucca, the trees at the top of the tower make even a better effect! On a sunny day you can see all the way to the mountains.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stairs, stairs and more stairs. And then some. The ascend is worth the effort though, because you'll get quite the view on Lucca and it's surrounding area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another tower to climb, and it is worth it, it has trees growing on top, so you have a bit of shade in the sun, but again you need stamina to climb it, and again it is worth the effort. You can buy a combine ticket for both towers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tower is a hard climb up a winding set of stairs, but well worth the effort. Once you are on top, you are rewarded with panoramic views of Lucca, Tuscany, and the mountains to the north and east. There are spots to sit at the top, and no one is trying to hurry you away. Great history, and a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lot's of steps, some of which get pretty narrow towards the top. Totally worth the 5-10 minute stair climb - the view of Lucca was perfect. A bit crowded at the top and I had to wait to make the full walk around, but that's expected because everyone wants to take a few minutes to really take in the view.... More 

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