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Hundred Horse Chestnut

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Now that's one hell of a tree

We were in the region and we heard about this old tree, so we decided we just had to go and have a... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Mario D
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Brisbane, Australia
Amazing Tree

Incredible to see one of the oldest trees in Europe. the myth/legend about the 100 horses and... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
85Italia
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New York City, New York
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Piazza Castagno Dei Cento Cavalli 1 | Via Castagno dei cento cavalli, 95010 Sant'Alfio, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We were in the region and we heard about this old tree, so we decided we just had to go and have a look The pathway leading to the tree is serene and there are many small chestnut trees on the path borders but every...More

Thank Mario D
Reviewed 15 November 2017

The tree is large. And Old. No doubt. Nice park area and a good place to stretch your legs - but you need not make a special trip to see this.

1  Thank fedelaney
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Incredible to see one of the oldest trees in Europe. the myth/legend about the 100 horses and knights protecting the Queen here during a storm is wonderful. The tree stands for peace and love. Great message. There is a wonderful restaurant open on the weekends...More

1  Thank 85Italia
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Found this place by TripAdvisor but a real must if you like nature. This is one of the oldest chestnut tree of the world. They see 3 up to 4.000 year old. It's not one tree but the roots are the same. At the gate...More

1  Thank Sharky1980
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This chestnut tree is simply amazing, it is huge and just about jaw dropping. We visited in dusk and even in the fading light it was beautiful in it's grandness. Must visit if you are in the area.

1  Thank agfhsyn6
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Hmm, what can I say, it's a big old tree. Apparently its the biggest (in terms of girth) and the oldest (of it's kind (sweet chestnut)). Is it worth visiting?.. I thing so.. I really like big ol' trees. I flew my drone over it...More

1  Thank Franc C
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Interesting tree to see if you are in the area - oldest chestnut tree in the world. Check out the different forms that you can find.

1  Thank dtavy
Reviewed 3 April 2016

It is a spectacular tree and can be anice break duirng a visit in Sant'Alfio area. It doesn't worth a journey on it own though.

1  Thank Gianluca D
Reviewed 26 September 2015

One evening we have decided to see this tree which is said to be one of the oldest in this part of the world.

1  Thank Deta B
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

There is a really kind playground for kids. There is a beautiful grove near the huge chestnut. Everything is really lovely. Ideal for an afternoon with your children and a dinner with a typical pizza!

1  Thank Massimo C
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Response from Doug W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, when we visited the gate was closed but we were able to get a good look at the tree from the low fence which is only a few feet away from the tree. However to help you I have found a little info that contains directions... More
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