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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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Reviewed yesterday

Huffed and puffed up the stairs....Once at the top what a great view of the maze that makes up Lucca in all its pastel splendour.... Its a must if you visit the ancient town......

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Martyn E
Reviewed 4 days ago

We wanted go to the top for photography in the best light late in the afternoon. It said it was open till 3:30pm. We showed up at 3:09 but the door was closed. It opened briefly to let people out and then was slammed shut...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a city and what a tower. The best holiday we have ever taken. Food is out of this world, hospitality is welcoming. Want to book our next trip very soon. One holiday there is not enough. You can make it expensive or go...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 319rich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Francesco the host was a lovely man, very helpful and knowledgeable. The apartment although it did not have a lift was a lovely experience to think that we were dwelling in such history. We loved the quaintness of the apartment, and location, although no views...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Connie F
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Lucca is a beautiful but small town and the tower is a great way to see the whole city, the wall and past the wall. The climb is very easy. Easier than the Statue of Liberty or the cathedral in Florence (if you’re familiar). It’s...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheGlobetrotter77
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Not overpriced at all. I have been to lots of cities and climbed lots of towers. However, this is the first with a garden at the top, plus, Lucca has a really interesting skyline.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AaronE217
Reviewed November 20, 2018

You need to be prepared to climb 200-plus stairs, but the Guinigi Tower is a super spot to get lovely panoramic views of Lucca itself and the surrounding Tuscan hills and countryside.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Simon G
Reviewed November 13, 2018

A long climb up the stairs, but worthwhile to see the rooftops of Lucca and beyond. Also, there are trees growing out of the rooftop - must be unique. Remember to take your camera!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank thebellsarechiming
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

If you pace yourself and stop on gloors to view the surrounding city you should not have any difficulty making it to the top. But if you absolutely are not in shape or rarely walk/climb i would caution you to consider options other than this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Maureen C
Reviewed November 12, 2018

The younger set of our family paid the fee and climbed the tower up spilling narrow steps to emerge on top. They described the view of Lucca as magnificent and with the climb

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kyle S
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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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