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“A Lucca monument not to be missed”
Review of Guinigi Tower

Guinigi Tower
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Owner description: This tower is easily recognizable: it has a leaning tree growing out of its top.
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Torre Guinigi is integral to the understanding of the long and diverse history of Lucca. It is not only an insight to the display of power in Renaissance Italy but is also a museum of the Guinigi family. Missed by most people only looking for the view from the top, the inner staircase of the tower is adorned with 15th and 16th century paintings and water colors depicting the history of Lucca for 500 years, it's constant battles with Pisa and the intrigues of Paolo Guinigi and his powerful family. These paintings, done in almost naive style, depict costumes and customs not shown in most museums. Don't miss the small silk museum on the ground floor right near the entrance and also visit the free city museum in the same palazzo but around the corner to see the model of the city from the early 1800s and the history of silk exhibit.

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Reviewed 5 February 2012

worth wile to see from upstaires
lucca is a little pearl

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Reviewed 27 January 2012

The Torre Guinigi is approximately in the center of Lucca and is by far the highest structure in town. If you can handle the rather steep stairs to the top, it's well worth the effort. On top of the tower is a very small park, complete with trees, and the most spectacular view to be had in the vicinity. You can see all the rooftops of Lucca, the fortification wall, and all the surrounding countryside. A lovely spot.

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Reviewed 22 January 2012

This tower is hard to get a profile view from outside. But The climb was easy for an average person - contrary to some postings on this site? The view from the top is great.

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Reviewed 12 January 2012

A unique vantage point with trees atop the tower, it is hard work to reach the top but worth the effort!

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