The ancient (and talking) olive trees of Villamassargia
Are you too planning to pay homage to ‘Sa Reina’, the Queen of Sardinia?
Perfectly easy: take highway 130, turn at the sign for Villamassargia and after just a few km you will find the imposing form of Sa Reina. Twisted, knotty, huge, superb, Sa Reina is the largest and most ancient olive tree in what is known as S’Ortu Mannu (the great grove), 13 hectares of park at the foot of Monte Exi, marked by its 700 great ancient olive trees all planted between 1300 and 1600 by the inhabitants of the area. From generation to generation, following the intricate routes of family histories, these plants have been handed down through the personal and at the same time, collective histories of the families of Villamassargia.
Even today, with S’Ortu Mannu as