Italy is home to a vibrant and colorful culture. It’s where history meets the modern day, and having been there myself, I can say that there is no shortage of things to do or see. From seeing the sites like this spooky villa in Tuscany, to getting to know the locals like these fun-loving grandparents, Italy is a place you’ll discover over and over again.
So when I discovered the secrets of the Appennine Colossus, I was baffled by the ingenuity of 16th century architects and engineers. It’s not just a piece of art. It’s also a functional building! Who knew?
The Appennine Colossus is massive sculpture in the gardens of the Villa Medici at Pratolino, a villa in Tuscany that belonged to the Medici family. Created by artist Giambologna, it seems to be just a sculpture of a man. But as I’ve discovered, it’s so much more than that.