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Another "big" Stitch of 6 images.

I'm sorry for who wants large versions but I've filled my 5Mb of space on TE, if you have some news about this problem please tell me it.

The image is a panoramic view from one of the four corner of the tower, because I much like this original tower I've tried to capture for you all its beauty in a single image. Hope you appreciate other than my tentative also the beautiful PoV that is possible from its top.
To all that know this tower and for who want to "climb" it after to view this mine.


The Guinigi Tower, one of the few towers left standing in the city, is one of the most representative monuments of Lucca. Its most unusual feature is the enormous holm-oak that stands on top of it. In the early 14th century - when it laid inside a much smaller enceinte than the present one - Lucca was extremely proud of its many towers and campanili. As masters of the city, the Guinigi decided to embellish their austere residences with a tower planted with trees, as a symbol of rebirth and of the power they wielded. It was the wish of the last descendant of the family that the tree-tower and the building in Via Sant'Andrea should become the property of the City of Lucca.

www.cultura.toscana.it

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