Guinigi Tower

Local nameTorre Guinigi
LocationLucca, Italy

The Torre Guinigi is a tower in Lucca, Tuscany, central Italy. It is a typical example of local Romanesque-Gothic architecture. The height of the tower is 45 meters with a total of 232 steps to reach the top.

The tower dates from the 1300s, when a number of wealthy families were building bell towers within the walls of Lucca as status symbols. It is one of the few remaining towers within the walls. It is known for the tall trees growing on top of the tower - The kitchen was originally on the floor below with the rooftop serving as a kitchen garden.

The tower was donated to the local government by the descendants of the Guinigi family.

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Opening hours

Nov - Feb: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mar, Oct: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Apr - May: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Jun - Sep: 9:30 am - 7:30 pm

Admission

Adults: €4
Children (6 - 14), seniors (65+): €3

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinigi_Tower

Official website http://www.lemuradilucca.it/torri/torre-guinigi

Phone +39 583 583086

Address 41 Via Sant'Andrea, Lucca 55100, Italy

Coordinates 43°50'37.374" N 10°30'25.181" E

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