The Checche Oak Tree Reviews
Posta vicino a Pienza, la quercia delle Checche ha ben 370 anni! é considerato monumento nazionale e vale la pena farle una visita se si passa di là... more »Located near Pienza, the Checche Oak is 370 years old! It is considered a national monument and it is worth a visit if you pass by...
Arbre monumental âgé de 370 ans situé sur la commune de Pienza. Haut de 19 m, son tronc a un périmètre de 4,90 mètres et sa couronne est de plus de 34 mètres de diamètre. En juin 2017, ce chêne a été ... more »370-year-old monumental tree located in the commune of Pienza. At 19 metres high, its trunk has a perimeter of 4.90 metres and its crown is more than 34 metres in diameter. In June 2017, this oak was crowned Italy's first green monument. During the Second World War, it housed the ammunition of the partisans. On August 15, 2014, it was severely vandalized and irreparably lost one of its powerful branches. On August 1, 2017, three years after his mutilation, this 3-year-old lost another major branch (the one to Bagno Vignoni). Because of a lack of care and by failing to provide her with a more stable structure, she simply collapsed. The tree also carries some legends including that of "witch oak" in Italian "Quercia delle streghe" which tells that once it was a meeting place of witches who gathered for the Sabbath.
It's a neat little stop!
Incredible old oak tree. Best light around sunset.
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