Albarese | Parco Naturale delle Maremma

Capalbio


Colline Metallifere


la costa Toscana

Crete Senesi


         
Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore

Grosseto


Manciano


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 between San Quirico d'Orcia and Montalcino, i cipressi di Casaltina

Cypress trees between San Quirico d'Orcia and Montalcino, i cipressi di Casaltina [1]

 

Toacana ] Galleria di immagini  
     
   

Cypress trees in the Val d'Orcia

   
   

Bird trapping techniques to capture wild birds include a wide range of techniques that have their origins in the hunting of birds for food. While hunting for food does not require birds to be caught alive, some trapping techniques capture birds without harming them and are of use in ornithology research.
The Italian cypress attracts birds. In Tuscany, bunches of cypresses were planted as bird traps. The application of sticky latex, birdlime, often obtained from a local tree to favourite perches is used in many parts of the world to capture small birds. Italian birdlime was made of mistletoe berries.
The use of birdtraps is now illegal in many jurisdictions.

Cypress trees

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. 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 at 43 ° 03’38.99 “N 11 ° 33’30.49″ E.


Travel Guide for Tuscany | Cypress trees in the Val d'Orcia | Birdtraps for blackbirds and thrushes

 
   
   

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


 
   

Galleria fotografica San Quirico d'Orcia


Galerij met afbeeldingen San Quirico d'Orcia



   
Cipressen in de Val d'Orcia. Het verhaal van Cyparissus in Ovidius' Metamorfosen   Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta   Cipressi e la Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta, tra Pienza and San Quirico d'Orcia

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

 

 

San Quirico d'Orcia, Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta

 

 

Cipressi e la Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta, tra Pienza and San Quirico d'Orcia

 

Cypress trees betwen San Quirico d'Orcia and Montalcino   San Quirico d'Orcia, Capella della Madonna di Vitaleta   Viale dei Cipressi, Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci
Cypress trees between San Quirico d'Orcia and Montalcino  

Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta, nei pressi di San Quirico d'Orcia

 

 

Viale dei Cipressi, Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci

 

 


[1] Foto di Rein Ergo