The Appennine Colossus

Giovanni Bologna’s Appennine Colossus in Florence, Italy

Created in the 16th century by Flemish sculptor Giambologna, this ancient statue personifies the Appennine mountain ranges through a vaulted rock-work mountain god resembling the figure of Atlas. More than a sculpture, this ancient work once housed rooms, caves, passageways as well as a complex hydraulic water system. Enjoy hiking the surrounding woods and fairytale meadows as you take in this visual wonder that juxtaposes a man-made creation with the rugged qualities of nature.
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