Photo of the Day ~ The Old Olive Mill


View of the Lepini mountains from an old olive mill on the farm

Memories…inspired by a photo from a distant moment in time. It was here that I had the good pleasure of a visit to the Orsini olive farm located in Priverno, 70 miles south of Rome in the Lepini mountain region some years ago. The old olive mill stands timeless against the mountain range and gives no hint of past or present. Weathered wood and peeling stucco front the mill, betraying the youth of a former age. Although the olive harvest happens every autumn around the old building, the ancient stone and timber seem to be content to watch over the gathering yet once more. Who knows how many decades the old mill will continue to stand as the rhythm of the seasons continue year after year. What I wouldn’t give to hear the whispered secrets of the hoary old walls and windows from a centuries-old lifetime.

Categories: History

21 replies

  1. Very beautiful. Also in Itri, on the Aurunci mountains we produce oil and olives and we are recovering ancient crushers talking about a glorious past in oil production.

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  2. Sometimes photos have a way to capture what words can’t. Beautiful post.

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  3. Lovely photo and enjoyed your comments. Italy has so many timeless places to explore!

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  4. Great shot from a beautiful area of Italy. We used to live near there, in Ferentino! This piece is indeed charming! Would make anyone want to go there, I’m sure!

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  5. Such a beautiful photo, Susan. You’ve captured it’s energies. It transports me to another time. I love it. Well done.

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  6. I would like to know more about this area. Please tell more.

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  7. WOW… what an amazing picture and something to ponder. Very cool, very cool Susan.

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