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August 12, 2020

Discovering Rare and Monumental Trees


  • Parrano
  • Montegabbione
  • Allerona

Visiting time

  • 2 days

How to get there

  • Car required

The Orvieto area is largely marked by green areas, parks and uncontaminated nature where it is possible to find particular flowers, plants and trees. In different areas there are ancient trees and various species (the ancient olive trees of Osa, the black pines of Monte Peglia…). There are some species over one hundred years old that can be defined as real natural monuments.

In Parrano near the small church of San Gabriele there is an imposing secular chestnut tree about 400 years old. This beautiful plant is impressive and has a circumference of almost 8 meters.

Montegabbione is one of the northernmost municipalities of the Orvieto area. It hosts two ancient and fascinating plants, a secular life and an impressive holm oak, probably the largest in the whole region.

In the garden of Villa Cahen in Allerona, there are numerous interesting plants. Among them a very rare Metasequoia, an exotic plant located near the original Japanese garden of the villa. This rare plant was probably brought by Ugo Cahen from the east.