Kirche St. Nikolaus

Aicha / Aica, South Tyrol Italy

Roman Catholic

The church is said to have been built in 1402 on the site of a small chapel. The steeple dates from the 17th or 18th century. The linden tree, a natural landmark, is 22 meters tall, with a trunk measuring 6.5 meters and the canopy 17 meters. It is believed to be several hundred years old. During the Middle Ages courts of justice were often held under linden trees that were located in prominent places, next to castles, churches or on the top of hills.