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Private Tour: Florence to Pisa and Lucca
"Start after being picked up from your accommodation in Florence. An English speaking driver with a private minivan will be with you during the entire day even though your driver is not allowed to walk with you around the small towns once you reach them. He will still be able to give you information on what you’re going to visit and since the tour is private you’ll be able to customize the itinerary.The stops you’ll be able to do during your tour will be to visit Pisa and Lucca. Pisa:The town of Pisa is famous mostly because of the leaning tower. The tower is such as Piazza dei Miracoli the Cathedral and more if time allows.Lucca:Lucca was founded by the Etruscans and nowadays it’s famous for its walls dated to the Renaissance era. During your visit you’ll be able to walk along the walls and some of the main squares
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Pisa and Lucca Wine Tour from Florence
"This part of Tuscany is less known to most tourists but here lay some of the most Interesting and beautiful sights to be seen in the region. From the rich history of Pisa Lucca and Chianti Classico wine area full of churches squares palaces and museums this area offers a wide variety of experiences.The first stop for one hour in Pisa. Pisa is famous for its architectural beauty. Piazza del Miracoli with the celebrated Leaning Tower
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Lucca by bike
"Hop onto your bike and with one of our local specialized guides ride up to the top of the Renaissance Walls for a fabulous perspective of the historic center. After just a few moments you will be able to admire the most exquisite private garden in Lucca that of Palazzo Pfanner. The leisurely-paced bike ride will continue along the tree-lined boulevard that characterizes the Walls for about 2 kilometers. You will then descend back into the historic center with a stop at the Cathedral of San Martino (Sain where the people of Lucca have venerated the wooden crucifix called the Volto Santo (Holy Face) for centuries. There are many Italian masterpieces in the interior such as the sarcophagus of Ilaria del Carretto and Tintoretto’s Last Supper. To visit the interior
From EUR150.00

Guinigi Tower - Torre Guinigi Tips (26)


From the top of this majestuous " Tower-House" ( 44m.) we have a scenic view of the city of Lucca and specialy on the dozen of other towers around the city. There is no elevator, climbing is not too...
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Nov 24, 2015

A view in the shade....

Torre Guinigi rises above the narrow streets below and although its pretty crowded once you reach the top, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the old town and surrounding mountains under the shade...
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May 26, 2012

Torre Guinigi

The Torre Guinigi is one of the two towers that can be climbed to get panoramic views of Lucca and the surrounding Apuane Alps. In the 15th century the tower was added to the Palazzo Guinigi, which...
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Oct 22, 2011

A famous symbol, now and then

It's estimated that in the Middle Ages, there were about 250 "tower houses", or torre, in the province of Lucca. These towers can still be found all over Tuscany (the little town of San Gimignano is...
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Jul 21, 2010

Tower Guinigi

This is a wonderful tower, and the walk up entertaining. There are museum pieces along the way, and in the lobby a small museum showing the local wares. The green top is a trend from the era where...
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Aug 08, 2009

A extraordinary view above the city

The Guinigi tower is famous because belongs to one of the richest families of Lucca and in particular to Paolo Guinigi, Lord of Lucca during the first 30 years of the 15th century. The tower rises at...
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Jun 12, 2009

Lots of steps, fantastic view

Climbinbg the Guinigi tower in Lucca takes a little effort but the reward is fantastic, you can see all of the Old Town from up there (and the newer town plus other things) and take some fantastic...
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May 01, 2008

Climb Guinigi Tower

Virtually smack dab in the middle of Lucca is Guinigi Tower. Providing a stellar view in all directions of the city of Lucca, the climb and the 3 or 4 euro to get there are well worth it. Some of the...
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Mar 14, 2008

Climb the tower

One of our guidebooks stated that there was a bar on top of this tower. We braved the over 230 steps and to our dismay-no booze! The view was spectacular and the top was a bit crowded, but a great...
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Feb 25, 2008

Torre Guinigi

Guinigi was a family that ruled Lucca for a while, and of course for that they had to have the nicest residence. They've built a palazzo and more adiacent houses, and this impressive 40 meter tower....
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Aug 21, 2006

Torre Guinigi

The villa beside the tower was built in 1418 for Paolo Guinigi, leading light of the noble family who ruled Lucca in the early 15th century. A familiar landmark of the city is the battlemented tower,...
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Jul 08, 2005

Torre Guinigi

Palazzo Guinigi has a peculiar tower. There are oak trees growing on top of the tower. The tower is open for the public to visit. I didn't have the time to go up, but I've heard that you will have a...
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Mar 29, 2005
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"Lucca from the inside"
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"Lucca - a Gem of a City"
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Things to Do Near Guinigi Tower - Torre Guinigi

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Duomo di San Martino - Cathedral

According to legend, the cathedral of San Martino was founded by Saint Frediano in the 6th century. Apparently, at first it was a large complex composed by San Martino and church of San Giovanni e...
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Palazzo Mansi

Built towards the end of the 16th century, Palazzo Mansi is described as one of Lucca's most luxurious residences. The palazzo's walls were once decorated by frescoes, but these have unfortunately...
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Basilica San Frediano

Basilica San Frediano is one of the oldest churches in Lucca, built in the 6th century in Romanesque style. It is known that basilica was constructed on the ruins of an earlier church, that was...
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Chiesa San Michele in Foro - Church

The church of San Michele in Foro was erected on the former Roman Forum, situated on a podium which is elevated above the level of the square. Construction of the church began in the 8th century and...
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Palazzo Pfanner

After seeing multiple historical churches inside the Lucca walls, it was a pleasant change to see and actual family home. We enjoyed the Palazzo Pfanner interior, as much as they allow the public to...
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City Walls & Gates

The history of fortified walls of Lucca begins in 200 A.C. - with a classic square of walls that surrounded the city centre, and with part of it seen there up to today. During the Napoleon era the...
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Getting to Guinigi Tower - Torre Guinigi


Via S. Andrea, 45, 55100 Lucca


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