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Italy. Apulia Region. Contrada Galante is a village, distant 15 km from the town of Ceglie Messapica, located in Apulia (Puglia) in Southern Italy. Small farmhouse. Graffiti and century old olive tree. The olive, known by the botanical name Olea europaea, meaning "European olive", is a species of small tree in the family Oleaceae, found in the Mediterranean Basin. The olive's fruit, also called the olive, is of major agricultural importance in the Mediterranean region as the source of olive oil. The tree and its fruit give their name to the plant family. 6.12.18  © 2018 Didier Ruef