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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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  • Beautiful views of the city, very nice to to make a selfie:) The added steps and atmosphere with the trees on top of the tower is fun. On a hot day it gives also cool off because of the wind.
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  • Is a very beautiful and special ... students pay 4 euros and the view from the top is very nice, you can see lucca from above, and as the tower is very unusual because right at the top, where you can see the city from above there are trees.
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  • Great views of Lucca. The rise is value, although one above closely crowded must share the scanty space. It is a pity that people keep itself not up on the request and enter the square around the planted trees, which provide great shade.
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  • One of the 2 tallest towers in Lucca. From above you embrace the whole horizon, and enjoy the dramatic view from above the ancient town. The top of the tower has a peculiarity: there are oaks living there that create an amazing natural canopy. Climb the stairs and you'll not believe your eyes.
  • The roof garden is an unusual bonus to the exquisite views of Lucca. The combined ticket for 6euro gets you the clock tower to climb as well and entry to the botanical garden. Well worth it to get these views
  • Beautiful view of Luca when you manage to climb the stairs. Do note that the stairs are rather small and a bit wobbly. This attraction is definitely not for people who suffer from vertigo, have young children or have any disabilities.
  • Heights, exercise and vistas. A cool little oasis in the beautiful walled city of Lucca.
  • One of the main simbols of the city. One of the features because Lucca is worldwide known.

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Where to stay in Lucca

Explore northern Tuscany from a hotel or B&B located in Lucca's historical town center. The city's luxury lodging options offer free parking and access to outstanding downstairs eateries. To experience a little of that famous Tuscan countryside, consider booking your stay at a family-owned farm just outside Lucca. Though a bit far from the city's main attractions, small farms in the surrounding area offer inexpensive rooms, good food, and a chance to experience Tuscany's nature and local way of life.
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