Torre Guinigi / Alex Janssen

Lucca Uitzicht opTorre dei Guinigi met Eiken
Lucca Uitzicht opTorre dei Guinigi met Eiken, originally uploaded by Alex Janssen.

The city of Lucca in Tuscany, Italy, is famous for its medieval architecture and intact city walls. Yet among all of its exquisite buildings one stands out. The Torre Guinigi or Guinigi Tower in English towers over the city.

At the top of the 44.5 meter high tower is something of a surprise – a garden containing, of all things, oak trees.

High above the city this small wood has provided a haven of peace for centuries — via Kuriositas

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