Albarese | Parco Naturale delle Maremma

Capalbio


Colline Metallifere


la costa Toscana

         LA COSTA DEGLI ETRUSCHI

Crete Senesi

         
Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore

Grosseto


Manciano


Montagnola Senese

         Walking in the Montagnola senese


Montalcino

Monte Amiata

Montepulciano

Prato

Scansano

Siena

          Fonti di Siena

Sorano

Sovana

Val d'Elsa

Val d'orcia

          Montalcino

          Pienza

          Sant'Antimo

          San Quirico d'Orcia

          Radicofani

          Walking in the Val d'Orcia


Val di Chiana

         Montepulciano

         Montefollonico


Valle d'Ombrone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 
Montalcino

Cypress trees betwen San Quirico d'Orcia and Montalcino

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Cypress trees between San Quirico d'Orcia and Montalcino [1]

 

Toacana ] Galleria di immagini  
     
   

Cypress trees in the Val d'Orcia

 

   
   

The symbols of the Val d'Orcia are the cypress-trees that dot the countryside. More than any other the cypress tree has become a symbol of the Val d'Orcia. Since ancient times it has been highly considered: it was worshipped by the Phoenicians who believed it represented the eternal flame, used by the Etruscans to adorn tombs, in the Book of Genesis it is the wood used to build Noah’s Arc, ancient Rome considered it a sacred tree and used the wood to sculpt religious figures destined to last for eternity, an example of this is the statue of Jupiter in the Campidoglio in Rome. The cypress is now present throughout the Mediterranean basin.

The cypress trees are a powerful symbol of nature and of Tuscany, but particularly of the Val d’Orcia. There are two distinct groups of trees, located in the rolling hills of the Val d’Orcia, in località I Triboli near San Quirico d'Orcia. The first group of cypress trees is located at 43°03′45.62″N 11°33′31.86″E, while the second group is along a dirt road that leads to Podere Casaltina, at 43°03′38.99″N 11°33′30.49″E.

 

   
   

Location cypress trees between Montalcino and San Quirico d'Orcia | Ingrandire mappa


 
 
   
 

Galleria fotografica San Quirico d'Orcia


Galleria fotografica San Quirico d'Orcia



   
Cipressen in de Val d'Orcia. Het verhaal van Cyparissus in Ovidius' Metamorfosen   Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta  

Cipressi nella Val d'Orcia. La storia di Cyparissus nella Metamorfosi di Ovidio

 

 

San Quirico d'Orcia, Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta

 

 

On Cypress trees and bird trapping

 


[1] Photo by lo.tangelini from Soliera / Modena, Italia, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

 

Walking in the Val d'Orcia

 


La Val d'Orcia | Alla scoperta dei tesori d'Italia

Travel guide for Tuscany | Guide for Tuscany | Val d'Orcia map

Walking in Tuscany | Val d'Orcia |

Walking in the Val d'Orcia | A Walk from Pienza to Cappella di Vitaleta | Spedaletto | Downmoad gpx tracks here

Holiday accomodation in Tuscany




Case vacanza in Toscana | Podere Santa Pia



Colline sotto Podere Santa Pia

Podere Santa Pia

 

  Podere Santa Pia  
Colline sotto Podere Santa Pia
         
         

Podere Santa Pia, con una vista indimenticabile sulla Maremma Toscana


 
#travelingintuscany Cypress trees between Montalcino and San Quirico d’Orcia, winter 2018
Foto di@giovannonimatteo79