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Guinigi Tower, Lucca

Categories: Observation Decks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web
An easily recognizable regional landmark, Guinigi Tower features a hanging garden on its roof. Built in the late 1300s by a local wealthy family of merchants, the tower is a typical example of Romanesque-Gothic architecture. The tower was constructed to give a look of refinement to one of the nearby houses, as these structures were once a symbol of the prestige and prosperity of the richest families in the area. The imposing brick tower is decorated with various plaques, cornices, and coats of arms. Don’t skip a climb to the top of this city symbol, as the roof offers 360-degree views of the town and the province, with the rolling Tuscan hills fading into the distant mountains. Put Guinigi Tower and other Lucca attractions into our Lucca trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • One of the many towers built by the bourgeois family to prove their power. Frankly, not worth the climb up to the top to see the "particular" giardinetto present. Rather make use of the Bell Tower of St. Martin where you enjoy a better view of the city.
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  • You can climb safely over 200 steps (good protection even for those who suffer from Vertigo) and enjoy the town of Lucca from above. Beautiful
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  • As long as you are not afraid of heights , your reward is a fabulous view of Lucca and beyond on a clear day. 
  • Great views from the top, fairly easy climb. A bit pricey for €4 considering how quickly you're in and out.
  • Loved the tower though it was windy when we were there. You go up 227 steps, has a small garden on top, can see the city's rooftops, amazing
  • Nice 44m high tower with awesome view on the city. There are trees on the top! ;-)
  • A terrifying climb if you aren't great with heights. Doesn't help that the staircase is mesh so you can see all the way down through it! Great views of the city from the top though.
  • Perfect 360-degree view of Lucca! Well worth the €4 price.
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