Tornado in Puglia fells centuries-old olive trees

Cantele grape grower and winemaker Gianni Cantele posted these photos this week on his Facebook after a tornado ravaged olive groves that lie between the townships of Sava and Fragagnano in Taranto province on Wednesday.

tornado puglia apulia“This is the umpteenth extreme weather event in Puglia,” he wrote. “A tornado between Sava and Fragagnano and hundreds of centuries-old olive trees ripped from the ground by the power of the wind.”

“I keep thinking about my [recently picked] strawberries and I say to myself, there’s something that’s not right on this planet.”

Zoom out on the map below to get a sense of where the damage took place.

olive trees tornado puglia apulia

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