Massive 16th Century 'Colossus' Sculpture In Italy Has Entire Rooms Hidden Inside

SHARE:

Shrouded within the park of Villa Demidoff (just north of Florence, Italy), there sits a gigantic 35-foot-tall 16th century sculpture known as Colosso dell’Appennino, or the Appennine Colossus. The brooding structure was first erected in 1580 by Italian sculptor Giambologna.

Massive 16th Century 'Colossus' Sculpture In Italy Has Entire Rooms Hidden Inside - THE MOUNTAIN GOD IS 35 FEET TALL AND STANDS IN FLORENCE, ITALY

Shrouded within the park of Villa Demidoff (just north of Florence, Italy), there sits a gigantic 35-foot-tall 16th century sculpture known as Colosso dell’Appennino, or the Appennine Colossus. The brooding structure was first erected in 1580 by Italian sculptor Giambologna. Like a guardian of the pond in front of him, the giant is in an endless watchful pose, perched atop his earthy seat.

The rugged, mountainous statue hides a wonderful secret – his interior hides several rooms with different functions that made this colossus come to life. The monster that his left hand holds spewed water from an underground stream, and it is rumored that space in his head was made for a fireplace which, when lit, would blow smoke out of his nostrils.

The park in which the colossus currently stands, Villa Demidoff, will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM until 7PM until the end of October.

More info: discovertuscany.com | Blogspot

Massive 16th Century 'Colossus' Sculpture In Italy Has Entire Rooms Hidden Inside
Stephen H.

THE MOUNTAIN GOD IS 35 FEET TALL AND STANDS IN FLORENCE, ITALY

Massive 16th Century 'Colossus' Sculpture In Italy Has Entire Rooms Hidden Inside - THE MOUNTAIN GOD IS 35 FEET TALL AND STANDS IN FLORENCE, ITALY
Imgur

THIS MODEL REVEALS THE ROOMS INSIDE OF THE COLOSSUS

Massive 16th Century 'Colossus' Sculpture In Italy Has Entire Rooms Hidden Inside - THIS MODEL REVEALS THE ROOMS INSIDE OF THE COLOSSUS
Andreas Angelidakis

Massive 16th Century 'Colossus' Sculpture In Italy Has Entire Rooms Hidden Inside - THIS MODEL REVEALS THE ROOMS INSIDE OF THE COLOSSUS
Andreas Angelidakis

THESE PHOTOS REVEAL SOME OF THE GROTTOS HIDDEN INSIDE HIS DEPTHS

Massive 16th Century 'Colossus' Sculpture In Italy Has Entire Rooms Hidden Inside - THESE PHOTOS REVEAL SOME OF THE GROTTOS HIDDEN INSIDE HIS DEPTHS
Andreas Angelidakis

Massive 16th Century 'Colossus' Sculpture In Italy Has Entire Rooms Hidden Inside - THESE PHOTOS REVEAL SOME OF THE GROTTOS HIDDEN INSIDE HIS DEPTHS
Andreas Angelidakis

Massive 16th Century 'Colossus' Sculpture In Italy Has Entire Rooms Hidden Inside
Delicious Malicious

Massive 16th Century 'Colossus' Sculpture In Italy Has Entire Rooms Hidden Inside
Andreas Angelidakis

Sources: My Modern Met | Bored Panda, Travel The Whole World

Related:

COMMENTS

Name

Activism,1131,Art,679,Consciousness,1463,Cures,212,Do it Yourself,106,Documentaries,68,Environment,959,Health,575,History,357,Human Intelligence,543,Inspirations,2,Inspiring Stories,3519,Justice,458,News,2,Nutrition,213,Philosophy,308,Photography,1432,Quantum Physics,26,Quizzes & Tests,145,Quotes,103,Relationships,706,Science,866,Self Improvement,752,Spirituality,244,Sustainability,213,Technology,392,Truth,725,
ltr
item
Thinking Humanity: Massive 16th Century 'Colossus' Sculpture In Italy Has Entire Rooms Hidden Inside
Massive 16th Century 'Colossus' Sculpture In Italy Has Entire Rooms Hidden Inside
Shrouded within the park of Villa Demidoff (just north of Florence, Italy), there sits a gigantic 35-foot-tall 16th century sculpture known as Colosso dell’Appennino, or the Appennine Colossus. The brooding structure was first erected in 1580 by Italian sculptor Giambologna.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lq5z4OV4WyU/Vhp318jNiDI/AAAAAAAAOWQ/CuyUB3ov1RM/s1600/Massive%2B16th%2BCentury%2B%2527Colossus%2527%2BSculpture%2BIn%2BItaly%2BHas%2BEntire%2BRooms%2BHidden%2BInside%2B-%2BTHE%2BMOUNTAIN%2BGOD%2BIS%2B35%2BFEET%2BTALL%2BAND%2BSTANDS%2BIN%2BFLORENCE%252C%2BITALY.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lq5z4OV4WyU/Vhp318jNiDI/AAAAAAAAOWQ/CuyUB3ov1RM/s72-c/Massive%2B16th%2BCentury%2B%2527Colossus%2527%2BSculpture%2BIn%2BItaly%2BHas%2BEntire%2BRooms%2BHidden%2BInside%2B-%2BTHE%2BMOUNTAIN%2BGOD%2BIS%2B35%2BFEET%2BTALL%2BAND%2BSTANDS%2BIN%2BFLORENCE%252C%2BITALY.jpg
Thinking Humanity
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2015/10/massive-16th-century-colossus-sculpture-in-italy-has-entire-rooms-hidden-inside.html
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2015/10/massive-16th-century-colossus-sculpture-in-italy-has-entire-rooms-hidden-inside.html
true
7064777598104498166
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy