An easily recognizable regional landmark, Torre Guinigi 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 Torre Guinigi and other attractions in Lucca using our Lucca trip itinerary builder site.
Create an itinerary including Torre Guinigi
Tours to Torre Guinigi
$119 BOOK WITH VIATOR One-hour tour through the historic center and half Renaissance walls
Duration: 1 hour
$89 BOOK WITH VIATOR Lucca: walking tour of the city centre and the walls
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Torre Guinigi reviews
We wanted to visit the Guingi Tower the day before yesterday. Unfortunately, we had to make a very unpleasant experience. We reached the entrance at 15:35. Together with two Italian tourist groups..... more
We wanted to visit the Guingi Tower the day before yesterday. Unfortunately, we had to make a very unpleasant experience. We reached the entrance at 15:35. Together with two Italian tourist groups..... more »
You pay 5€ (6 if you want to combine with a visit to another tower) for 30min visit. You clim at your own pace, can be done in 5min. if you are really fast, but normally around 10. It is not a given..... more
You pay 5€ (6 if you want to combine with a visit to another tower) for 30min visit. You clim at your own pace, can be done in 5min. if you are really fast, but normally around 10. It is not a given..... more »
Really nice experience, we went in the early evening and it was beautiful! Only bad thing to say is there was so many people at the top it was a little hard to move! They could do with having a direction of movement sign to move the flow of people in the right way! But really lovely and recommend!
The entrance fee is about 5 euros. There is no cloak room but if you have bags or need to leave something, you can do so at the cash register. They're really friendly and helpful. There are about 280 stairs and there are no toilet facilities so plan your climb accordingly. The climb isn't too demanding but some people had problems reaching the top. The view and the the trees at the top are well worth the climb so I suggest you go ahead and do it.
Plan your trip to Lucca
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Lucca
Side trips from Lucca
Hidden gems in Lucca
Museums in Lucca
Historic Sites in Lucca
Nearby attractions in Lucca
Trips in Torre Guinigi by other users
15 days in Florence BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Palazzo Vecchio Perseus Statue Ponte Vecchio 8 days in Cinque Terre BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Borgo Storico di Manarola Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours Ponte Thaon di Revel 9 days in Italy BY A USER FROM IRELAND Rome Montecatini Terme Trento 23 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Capri Positano Amalfi 10 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Turin Florence York 16 days in Italy BY A USER FROM LEBANON Amalfi Cinque Terre Porto Venere