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The Checche Oak Tree

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The Checche Oak Tree

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If you have time for just one side trip from Rome, make it Tuscany. Leave the transportation and logistics to someone else on this guided exploration of the Val d’Orcia region. You can simply relax and enjoy a walking tour of Montepulciano, a stop at Sant’Antimo Abbey, along with free time to stroll and shop in UNESCO-listed Pienza. Fuel up with an included 3-course lunch and wine tasting.
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Robert B wrote a review Feb 2020
Saratoga Springs, New York991 contributions165 helpful votes
Constant Companion and I were returning with our culinary group from a visit to Azienda Agricola Fattoria Pianporcino. "Quercia delle Checche" was on our return so we stopped! The tree itself is not that huge but it is over 300 years old. It is named after the Magpie birds which roost in it regularly. It gained notoriety when it was unfortunately vandalized in 2014 and locals rallied to have the Minister of Cultural Heritage recognize it as a "Living Landmark" in 2017! It probably is not worth going out of your way to view but if nearby it is a quirky little bit of local culture!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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David C wrote a review Jun 2019
Tiverton, United Kingdom2323 contributions364 helpful votes
Coming from England this tree didn't seem that special. Yes it is big but not that big! Checche is Italian for magpie because magpies roosted there.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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David B L wrote a review Oct 2015
Los Angeles, California8328 contributions1043 helpful votes
Learned about the old Oak tree while in Pienza and drove by to have a look, and glad that we did. The huge tree with many large branches is a beauty and stands out from the rolling grass covered hillsides around the area. The shade offers a nice respit for a snack or just admiring. Definitely worth a quick visit while nearby in the area. ...
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Date of experience: June 2015
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