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Guinigi Tower

Via Sant'Andrea 45, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 583086
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This tower is easily recognizable: it has a leaning tree growing out of its top.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“worth the climb” (146 reviews)
“trees growing” (82 reviews)
“easy climb” (30 reviews)
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Via Sant'Andrea 45, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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"worth the climb"
in 146 reviews
"trees growing"
in 82 reviews
"easy climb"
in 30 reviews
"great view of lucca"
in 21 reviews
"panoramic view"
in 23 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 33 reviews
"long climb"
in 13 reviews
"metal steps"
in 12 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 14 reviews
"no elevator"
in 11 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
in 24 reviews
"vantage point"
in 11 reviews
"entire city"
in 11 reviews
"take your time"
in 12 reviews
"sunny day"
in 11 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 11 reviews
"narrow streets"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This tower is amazing and although I was concerned about the climb, I needn't have been. The first few flights of steps are wide stone steps which are easy to negotiate. The next sets of steps are metal and wind around the sides of the...More

Thank Sarjj
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Requires climbing up some stairs, but the panorama of Lucca is totally worth it. Also, you can chill a bit in the little "park" on top.

Thank tatasz
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very unfriendly staff! It closes at 19:30, last entry at 19:10. We came in at 19:11 and the lady at the reception was aggressive and arrogant. We understand that it was about to close, but she could have been nicer to us.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting tower because it has trees on it. Our guide told us that the family that put the trees up there did so as another way to show off their wealth (they could not build their tower higher, so instead they put...More

Thank carrjenn
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some fantastic looking buildings, amazing history, lovely restaurants for longe lazy lunches before an afternoon nap and then up for supper and lovely evening meals, music and people watching!

Thank Gavlar14
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Steps up tower are stone and then metal ones which can be seen through and you can see a long way down. Very safe and reasonably wide. Well worth the views

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The climb to the top was not too difficult since there was room to stop and rest if needed. Being there in the shade of trees on top was beautiful. If you only climb one tower in Lucca, make it this one.

Thank jmikula
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice way to get a good overview of the city Lucca, which can be slightly difficult from the street level. But it's many steps up in the stairs to get here. The tower itself is nice but I think that one visit is...More

Thank Magnus D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth climbing for the views and the novelty of the trees. The trees provide good shade which makes it a pleasant tower to spend time on top. The climb is really easy compared with other towers in the region.

Thank GuyRopeTrip
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucca is a beautiful city and towers like this are iconic. The trees at the top in the garden are fabulous. The views over the city to the Apennines are wonderful. Good story too.

Thank nickmBedford
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familymanRiyadh
27 September 2017|
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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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