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A green monument!

Another lovely place near Rome, a natural monument where to have a walk…in a warm day I suggest!

In fact this time I would like to take you to the “Valle delle Cannuccete”…it is a narrow valley, almost a ravine with a permanent stream on the bottom…where some springs occur.

TPolypodiumAllium  pendulinumhe air in the valley is fresh and moist…and you can tell it by the plants growing happily everywhere: on the understorey, on the mosses covering the tree roots, on the bark of the trees…a vertical stratification resembling tropical forests.

The tree species richness is outstanding, maple, hornbeam, lime, beech and oak trees will keep you in the fresh shade even in the warmest mediterranean summer day.

This could seem not so surprising…however the occurrence of a permanent spring makes this place much different from the definitely dryer vegetation types in the surrounding.

It deserves a visit…also to take a picture with the huge pubescent oak, under which many people believe a XVI century composer of sacred music used to rest and find his inspiration.Huge Quercus  pubescens

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