This Giant 16th-Century Sculpture In Italy Has Entire Rooms Hidden Inside

This epic half-man, half-mountain, was erected in the late 1500s by renowned Italian sculptor Giambologna as a symbol of Italy’s rugged Appenine mountains. This mountain god, named Appennino, stand 35 feet tall over the ground of the Villa di Pratolino in Tuscany.

Inside this rugged, mountainous statue are 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.

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This model reveals the rooms inside of the colossus
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Andreas Angelidakis

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These photos reveal some of the grottos hidden inside his depths
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