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The Guinigi Tower

This tower was built in the 1300s by the Guinigi family. They planted Holm oaks on its summit to represent rebirth and renewal

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location_on Via Sant'Andrea, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy
the view from the Guinigi Tower
the view from the Guinigi Tower - Credit: Paolo Tambellini
A bastion-protected medieval city and a blast of comics, culture and colors
Many people born and bred in Tuscany consider Lucca an outlier—it’s not uncommon to hear Florentines mutter “that's not Tuscan”, probably when referring to the bread, which is salted in Lucca and strictly plain elsewhere in Tuscany; or to the Lucchese people's mode of speaking (unique, to say the least); or to the fact that Lucca is the region’s only city-state to have preserved its ...