Il Cipresso. Do you know that…?

Do you know that one of the major Tuscan symbols actually has foreign roots? It seems that Cypresses, from Latin “Cupressus sempervirens”, were introduced in this region by the Etruscans, a fascinating population whose origins remain object of debate. The tree appears to have come from “Anatolia”, nowadays part of Turkey. Etruscans, great travellers and…

Cypresses,  slender sentinels of Tuscan hills (dual language)

(EN) Cypresses,  slender sentinels of Tuscan hills (by Marì R.) : Lonely, like the spear of an errant knight, or  like an army of brave soldiers, cypresses grace Tuscan  landscapes. It is so common in Tuscany that I almost forgot I have a beautiful cypress in my vegetable garden (orto). Cypresses look like an integral…