The Checche Oak Tree

The Checche Oak Tree, Pienza: Tickets, Tours, Address, The Checche Oak Tree Reviews: 4.5/5

The Checche Oak Tree
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Robert B
Saratoga Springs, NY984 contributions
"Green Monument"
Oct 2019
Constant Companion and I were returning with our culinary group from a visit to Azienda Agricola Fattoria Pianporcino. "Quercia delle Checche" was on our return so we stopped! The tree itself is not that huge but it is over 300 years old. It is named after the Magpie birds which roost in it regularly. It gained notoriety when it was unfortunately vandalized in 2014 and locals rallied to have the Minister of Cultural Heritage recognize it as a "Living Landmark" in 2017! It probably is not worth going out of your way to view but if nearby it is a quirky little bit of local culture!
Written February 5, 2020
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David C
Tiverton, UK2,338 contributions
Not worth a detour
Jun 2019 • Couples
Coming from England this tree didn't seem that special. Yes it is big but not that big!

Checche is Italian for magpie because magpies roosted there.
Written June 18, 2019
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David B L
Los Angeles, CA8,326 contributions
Nature vista near Pienza ...
Jun 2015 • Couples
Learned about the old Oak tree while in Pienza and drove by to have a look, and glad that we did. The huge tree with many large branches is a beauty and stands out from the rolling grass covered hillsides around the area. The shade offers a nice respit for a snack or just admiring. Definitely worth a quick visit while nearby in the area. ...
Written October 24, 2015
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