Colosso dell’ Appennino

Within the park of Villa Demidoff (north of Florence, Italy), there is a gigantic 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.

His presence is the real connection between man & nature.

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