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Guinigi Tower, Lucca
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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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  • 230 steps the first very large and comfortable the last on an aluminum ladder slightly cramped but I guess doable for everyone. Entry 4 euros. From the top you enjoy lovely views over the city and its roofs. Worth the climb
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  • Don't let a little rain scare you from off season touring. No crowds and the sun will always eventually shine! 
  • Perhaps the most representative of Lucca, Tower only Tower dating from the middle ages remained standing, with the top few Oaks ... incredible. Beautiful view of the city and the surrounding area from the top, with entry fee
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  • The most beautiful tower in Lucca, symbol of the town. Spectacular views of the town centre and trees growing on top of it. Must see.
  • One of the few towers that are still left in the city. Can totally recommend. You will have a terrific view from the city on the top.
  • Probably one of the must sees while in Lucca. Great views all around. If your scared of heights the walk up the stairs should be fun for you.
  • Breathtaking view from the top... It's over 200 steps to climb to get to the top, but once you make it, you won't be sorry -- there's a breathtaking view of the city of Lucca from the tree-covered top of the tower. Definitely worth the walk up!
  • We really enjoyed the atmosphere of the city and this view was really amazing!!! it really worth the small fee of 5 euros to go up and worth the steps :)