Walking through the Calabrian woods, it's easy to come across the Ulivo Bianco, which grows wild in sunny areas. It is primarily found between the provinces of Cosenza and Reggio Calabria, although back in the age of Magna Graecia it was a widespread plant throughout the region, but with the closure of many monasteries, the motivations for its cultivation diminished and this particular variety was gradually discontinued.
at 1,000 years old, it’s the oldest tree in Italy, and has just won second place in the "European Tree Of The Year 2021" competition; Located in Calabria, in the province of Catanzaro, within the Sant'Elia - Vrisi forest.
Following the Italian ministerial provisions of the 29th of January 2021, in the regions within the “Yellow Zone” and only on weekdays, museums can reopen, with restrictions on entry and safety distance of at least one meter between people.
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