S'Ortu Mannu

S'Ortu Mannu, Villamassargia: Address, S'Ortu Mannu Reviews: 4.5/5

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Eddie S
Royal Wootton Bassett, UK30 contributions
It's a 1000 year old tree!
Apr 2018 • Family
Well what can you say about a tree that was a sapling at the time of the battle of Hastings! This is a beautiful area to visit and the tree is beautiful and amazing plant to see with gnarly roots and branches on show. I had a friend visit the area and he shunned a visit to the tree, well all I can say is that he missed out.
Would thoroughly recommend visiting the area and having a picnic there in the lovely Sardinian countryside.
Written April 17, 2018
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Vivienne B
Novaggio, Switzerland80 contributions
What an amazing place
Oct 2016 • Couples
We had read about this event in the newspaper and decided to go to see what it was all about. We were first surprised by the sheer number of people attending - full car parks everywhere. At the entrance there's a really ancient, ancient olive tree, huge and totally gnarled - but it's just the oldest of hundreds of ancient trees, each one stunning in itself. Reading up on the history of the place, we found out that the local commune had bought up the olive groves from all the various families but that each of these families were given one tree on a 99-year-old lease -- which most probably was why there were groups of people having lunch under some of the trees, a lovely idea. Local artisans had stalls, there was food, people walking away with massive bags of fresh olives and mandarines, fresh olive oil to buy, and freshly crushed olives to go along with that evening's aperitivo. A wonderful day out, full of surprises. I worked out that Ortu was Orto (allotment) but didn't know what Mannu meant, though had seen it for an event in Iglesias and for another in Gonnesa -- so had mostly thought it was probaby some saint. Looking it up, I discovered it means large (magno... much of the Sardinian Language is close to latin) - so this was the large allotment, which it really is! Well worth a visit if you're in the area in late October. If you need photos, there is a web site.
Written November 15, 2016
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