The Tree Worldmap

July 28, 2008 / Local Interest
Castelluccio
Did you know that there is a spot in Italy where you can see the entire country, including Sardinia and Sicily? Oh, and you can see the rest of the world, too!

While you’re here enjoying the wildflowers and buying the famous lentils, don’t miss the enormous copses of trees on the hills planted in the shapes of Australia (photo 1), and Africa and North America (photo 2) . . . It appears North America even has a “chad” hanging off Florida . . . Was this fortuitous?


Coming here is a great exercise for anyone interested in geography and the outdoors. How many people have driven this route only to ignore what is right in front of them?

We have been told that the trees were planted in about 1960 in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Unification of Italy for the Italy grouping, but no one will admit to the rest. Ask the locals and all you’ll get is a shrug, smile, and “Una coincidenza”!

Evanne Brandon-Diner

by Evanne Brandon-Diner

Chronicler of local village life in Northern Lazio, and property restoration and purchasing consultant. www.lavventuraitalia.com

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