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Pinocchio’s Oak of the Witches

Off waaaaaaaay into the Italian countryside in search of a tree?  But not just any tree…

On the 7th of March, the 600-year old oak tree known as the “Quercia di Pinocchio” and located in the park of Villa Carrara in San Martino in Colle (Capannori, Lucca) became a national monument.

It was beneath this tree that Carlo Lorenzini (pen name Collodi), the author of ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’, wrote several chapters of the story.

The tree is also known as the “Quercia delle Streghe” (The Oak of the Witches). One of these stories goes that the tree was the meeting point for witches who often performed their rituals and danced above its branches.



~ Bella

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