The trees of the Cecita Lake

Feb 03, 2017 1180

Near the Cecita Lake, in the province of Cosenza between the municipalities of Spezzano della Sila, Longobucco and Celico, there is a pine forest with an outstanding, 25-meter-tall tree that is simply majestic.

There is also an old chestnut tree that was scorched by lightning, with a 10-meter-wide trunk, dedicated to Saint Francis of Paola, patron of Calabria. Some say it is 500 years old, which is actually possible because before the artificial lake was created – in 1951, when a hydroelectric dam was built – the heart of Greater Sila was completely covered in woods.

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