Name: Olivo Villastrada
Genus species : Olea europaea L.
Common name : Olive
M circumference . : Approximately 12.7 meters
Height m . : About 12 meters
Estimated age : over 2,500 years
Town: Castiglione del Lago
Information on the location of the tree and how to achieve it : you exit the freeway at Ravenna Orte of Castiglione del Lago exceed the town , within the urban area is located in another centuries-old olive tree , proceed towards Chiusi after about three kilometers is an indication for Villastrada , entering the village , past the church there is a newspaper stand, keep left and after about 200 meters you see him against
Description: A very old olive tree , more than two 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 . Probably it was already old when Hannibal defeated the Romans in these parts in the terrible battle of Trasimeno. Beautiful in its tortuous forms , the circumference of the original trunk exceeds the incredible extent of twelve and seventy meters . It is located in the middle of an olive grove with other majestic specimens are also thousands of years, but dominates them with its grandeur . It emerged unscathed from countless frosts , which have decimated this type of plant , including those of 1929 and 1956 ....
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photographer_sg (4410) 2014-03-10 7:35
beautiful composition with the trees with well managed light and superb details. the colours are natural and the subject nicely framed by the trees. thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
eldancer1 (32051) 2014-03-10 7:55
Wow! I wonder how old those trees are but good idea to include a person for scale. Good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
Nicou (130091) 2014-03-10 8:22
Trpis mervielleux arbres quelle grandeur de la souche sueprbe de très bieux arbre avec la dame qui donne l'échelle sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
williewhistler (15571) 2014-03-10 8:26
the remaining stumps of the olive trees have lots of texture and character whilst the lady is well placed to give a good sense of scale to the image.
The colours and clarity are most amenable.
Kind regards Les.
Oceania (5202) 2014-03-10 8:30
I would guess these trees have thousand years of life, just like the Umbrian hill towns. I know it's the beautiful nature surrounding the village of Villastrada. Thanks for showing us.
rychem (28069) 2014-03-10 9:42
These trees look very old, imposing trees, graet light and details, very well done
jurek1951 (42194) 2014-03-10 9:50
a superb portrait with attractive composition and warm lights, great sharpness and clarity, suggestive photo work,
ikeharel (62945) 2014-03-10 9:56
Buona sera Silvio,
One tree is "screaming", like from the known paiting...
A most impressive ancient olive-trees, and superbly taken photo.
luciola (2918) 2014-03-10 10:15
Beautiful old trees, amazing form.
Didi (59066) 2014-03-10 10:44
J'apprécie ta collection d'arbres remarquables
La présence de la dame permet d'évaluer l'échelle
Je ne savais pas qu'un olivier pouvait atteindre une telle grosseur.
cornejo (35833) 2014-03-10 11:54
Ciao Silvio, molto buona immagine di questi vecchi e bellissimi ulivi, splendidamente catturate in questa immagine interessante con una buona nitidezza, luce e colore. Molto buono ed interessante lavoro ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo bel lavoro.
Buona sera e felice inizio di settimana.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
holmertz (45239) 2014-03-10 12:24
Beautifu old trees and a very nice composition where your wife (?) adds human life and gives us a sense of proportions. Excellent colours. Thanks for sharing.
carlo62 (38707) 2014-03-10 14:09
così mi fai girare la testa, ho passato tutto il fine settimana a potare gli olivi con un vento che spostava anche la scala....
Un olivo che potrebbe essere stato piantato da Romolo in persona, spero che lo ripuliscano un po' , anche solo come monumento è un'opera d'arte.
daddo (25817) 2014-03-10 15:23
Ciao Silvio. A tree without a heart1 I am sure that somewhere in the outer casing there is some heart left or at least we give it some of our heart in a gesture of affection and respect for surviving so long, for being there before many of the European nations of today even came to Europe.A special photo. Ciao. Klaudio.
Corry (4508) 2014-03-10 20:51
Ces troncs d'arbre sont vraiment immenses. La présence de la dame permet d'en apprécier les dimensions. C'est toujours surprenant de constater qu'il y a encore de la vie alors que l'arbre n'existe plus. Salutations.
jjcordier (79014) 2014-03-10 23:31
Tu vas pouvoir réaliser un livre avec tes photos de ces étonnants et impressionnants arbres italiens!
delpeoples (55090) 2014-03-11 2:28
Le tre sorelle! O quattro, forse. Bellissimi questi gran bei alberi. Le texture, colori e penumbra creano un'atmosfera di tranquillitá e belleza natural. La signora ha dato un buon senso di prospettiva. Complimenti!
jhm (144268) 2014-03-11 3:22
Different trees more than Thousand year old, incredible.
You did very well the lady beside the trees to places this is perfect for the scale.
Very well compostion, excellent captured.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
danos (90333) 2014-03-11 8:28
excellent the snapshot with the woman to adds scale in the image.I like the charmy event with the huge and very old trunks of the trees to looks very very old.
dekanski (4210) 2014-03-11 10:54
pierrefonds (60378) 2014-03-11 16:18
The presence of the person has an effect of scale. The point of view is showing the détails, the colours of the trees and of the ruins. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colours. Have a nice day.
fabbs99 (16817) 2014-03-11 21:58
Impressive shot of the trees and the lady. Excellent image quality with good colors and sharpness.Very well done. TFS.
Cricri (111403) 2014-03-14 0:41
Ciao ami Silvio
Belle lumière sur ce trio de vieil arbres, la dame donne une évaluation de l'épaisseur des troncs
nikkitta (16758) 2014-03-17 14:59
You are doing a good work presentinf all this old big trees with good information
A good composition with sun at the frony at back
Well presented with the woman to add human presence
Miguel82 (26541) 2014-03-19 12:20
Dear Silvio, these old olive trees an impressive size and age, they grown for sure in good environment, a remarkable shot, all the best, greetings