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“Spectacular views atop an 700 year old tower”
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Guinigi Tower
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Owner description: This tower is easily recognizable: it has a leaning tree growing out of its top.
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Tickets are combined and allow you to see the clock tower as well , I don't recall how much it was but it wasn't particularly pricey. The climb is a little tight but very easy to do for all.

Towers were thing to build if you were who's who in Lucca back in the day, and this was part of the residence of the Guinigi family who has since kindly donated it to the city of Lucca. The tower was built in 1300s so predates the rennaisance city walls.

With little in the way of other developments in the area, the views, I imagine, are still largely the same as they were in the 1300s. This must be one of the few places that can boast that. You still get an unobstructed view of the valley right up to the mountains surrounding it,

It is wonderful to sit among the oak trees and watch the sunset. Space is a little tight but enough to move around.

Thank Jebediah_Solomon
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I read about this place before visiting byt wasn't specifically looking for it... However, as we walked by you couldn't mistake the lovely tower with trees on top!
I challenged the kids to race to the top and two accepted. Entrance is a bit high (4 adult, 3 child) and climb is quite easy.
We enjoyed the race and the view wad rewarding. We were surprised you couldn't see the city walls and also disappointed there were no signs explaining the sites around us, but still enjoyed the view, the air and the trees oddly situated on the tower...
The one drawback is the top is quite crowded! Very narrow passage and no observing of timing or one-way... So basically just not very comfortable getting around to see all directions.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We love climbing towers all over Europe, and this was one of our favorites, partially just because of how unique it is! This is not a difficult climb compared to most other towers in Italy, and it is fairly open feeling inside until the very end. The trees growing at the top are a truly beautiful and unique aspect of this tower! Not only do you have lovely views of Lucca and the surrounding region, but you can enjoy it while among a leafy rooftop garden. Don't miss it while in the city!

Thank KayMacTravel7
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is the must see attraction if you visit Lucca as you get wonderful photo opportunities. There are other towers in Lucca but this is unique as it has trees growing out of the top. The tower has a fairly broad footprint which means that the stairs in the lower part of the tower are very easy and are not claustrophobic but there are lots of them. The last few flights to get to the top are more narrow but not too bad. Worth the climb and not expensive especially if you buy the ticket that includes other attractions.

Thank Roger R
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This is a really excellent Tower, 44mt hight and with 230 steps is not a hight as Duomo in Florence, but impressive anyway

The views of the whole city are possible from the top and the tower is very well maintained and with beautiful portraits along the walls.

Make sure to get a double ticket for the tower and the gardens.

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