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“L'Ulivone di Canneto - The closest you will get to experiencing an Ent”

L'ulivo piu antico d'Europa
Casperia, Italy
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53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“L'Ulivone di Canneto - The closest you will get to experiencing an Ent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Visiting this ancient giant of an olive tree is like coming face to face with the Ent Treebeard from Lord of the Rings. According to the experts, the Ulivone has been around for about 2700 years, and it is still bearing fruit that makes the much prized Sabina D.O.P. Extra Virgin Olive Oil. To think of the waves of people from different eras and cultures that have harvested olives and made oil from this tree: Sabines, Romans, Lombards, Byzantines, medieval monks, to modern Italians... it is just mind blowing... People are impressed with the great red cedars of Canada's west coast, or the majestic California redwoods, but there is something truly awe inspiring about a living tree that has fed and provided precious olive oil to so many generations. I would recommend combining a visit to L'Ulivone with a tour of nearby Fara In Sabina's Civic Archeological Museum and Farfa Abbey. There is a small fee to have access to the tree.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Rome, Italy
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53 attraction reviews
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“Splendid tree!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

Amazingly healthy looking huge olive tree said to be 2000 years old. You pay 2.50 to a wizened little man who offers you a plastic cup of decidedly rough wine and olive oil on bread - probably best avoided - especially the wine - but the tree is worth it!

Visited April 2013
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