Rome’s Iconic Pine Trees (April/May 2022)

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2022 issue of Dream of Italy. In ancient times, Rome’s famous stone pine trees, also known as umbrella pine trees or Pinus pinea in botanic terms, were revered symbols of spring and immortality. A legend from Roman mythology details the story of the god Attis, who fell in love with the goddess Cybele…

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