Regarding our name, several times we get the question: “Why is it Urban Pine?” “What does it mean?” The answer is very simple: ‘urban’ symbols our style in the B&B (fresh, the mix of vintage/industrial and modern), while the part of ‘pine’ reflects to the umbrella-shaped pine trees in the city (and in all Italy as well), who are our muses. <3
Let’s see some pieces of information about them:
Rome is famous for its umbrella pine trees (it is mentioned as Italian stone pine tree and parasol pine as well), which dot the city in dark green accents. Indeed, the “Pines of Rome” is a symphonic poem written in 1924 by the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi. If you are open to classical music, you will like it:
Getting back to our pines, each movement depicts the pine trees in different locations in Rome at different times of day. When you visit Rome, make sure to appreciate their interesting shape — and shade!
In Italy, the stone pine has been an aesthetic landscape element since the Italian Renaissance garden period. In the 1700s, Italian stone pine tree began being introduced as an ornamental tree to other Mediterranean climate regions of the world, and is now often found in gardens and parks in South Africa, California, and Australia.
Small specimens are used for Bonsai, and also grown in large pots and planters. The year-old seedlings are seasonally available as 20–30 centimetres tall table-top Christmas trees.
Umbrella pine tree has been cultivated extensively for at least 6,000 years for its edible pine nuts, which have been trade items since early historic times. The tree has been cultivated throughout the Mediterranean region for so long that it has naturalized, and is often considered native beyond its natural range. (source: wikipedia)
So you haven’t got any task, just to visit Rome, stay at our Urban Pine and to admire these beautiful trees with your own eyes as well. 🙂