Torre Guinigi: The Tower with Oak Trees on Top

Rising high above Lucca, Italy stands the Torre Guinigi -- the Guinigi Tower. It was built in the Fourteenth Century by a wealthy family as a demonstration of power. Oak trees planted in the garden on the top provide a shaded view of the city. Read all about it and view more photos at Kuriositas.

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I've never been to Italy, but I'd enjoy visiting Sicily. I've read that it's filled with architectural and archaeological treasures by the many different cultures and empires which have ruled it.
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