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Name: Olive Camporeggiano
Genus species : Olea europaea L.
Common name : Olive
M circumference . : 7.65 meters
Height m . : About 6
Estimated age : over 1,000 years
Location: Camporeggiano
Common: Giano
Province: Perugia
Umbria
Information on the location of the tree and how to get there : Coming from Janus continue in the direction of the Abbey of San Felice , past the Abbey take a dirt road on the right, in the direction of Camporeggiano , is on the right just before the small village
Description: a very old olive tree , of perhaps more than a thousand years , which has now lost all of his heart and trunk that remains alive and " kicking " thanks to the outer casing , broken down into various sections arranged in a circle . Beautiful in its tortuous forms , the circumference of the original trunk measuring 7.65 meters. It is located , along with other secular examples in the middle of an olive grove in the village Camporeggiano , near the Abbey of San Felice di Giano . It emerged unscathed from countless frosts , which have decimated this type of plant , including those of 1929 and 1956 . Land owned by the Company of the City of Spoleto, donated to the city by Pope Leo XII, Annibale della Genga , the property is bound to the support of public education , which was originally formed the annuity for city schools established by Pope Leo XII, who donated for this purpose one of the palaces of the family , located in the square that bears his name and where I attended elementary school .

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9597 W: 132 N: 18676] (120686)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-03-22
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-03-22 7:52
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