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. Arrange to visit Guinigi Tower and other attractions in Lucca using our Lucca trip itinerary builder site .
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  • Good experience. The entrance 7 euro. To climb the Tower Gets a great view around Lucca. Go up stairs.
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  • Lucca is just a charming city and the Guingi Tower is one fun feature among many. You can see all of Lucca and into the countryside from the top of this tower. Beautiful day and great views. The 230+ ...  more »
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  • Beautiful views, stunning place. Definitely worth a climb! Bear in mind though that the top is a tiny space and you will not enjoy the views without being moved constantly by other tourists.
  • Sorry if the knocking of my terrified knees disturbed anyone. I don't do heights too well but the summit view is well worth the accent. Along with cycling around the city walls it remains one of the best things to do when in Lucca
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