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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
Location: Villastrada
Town: Castiglione del Lago
Province: Perugia
Umbria
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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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9425 W: 132 N: 18185] (118143)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-03-09
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-03-10 7:00
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