When I Voyaged throughout Puglia, it became obvious that the Olive Tree is king here--and has been for thousands of years. There are more ancient olive trees here than anywhere else in Italy, many of which are hundreds of not thousands of years old. What is intriguing about these gnarly giants is their bizarre, fantastical shapes, often twisting and turning about themselves, … [Read more...] about The Pensive Olive Tree
Scola Tower: Fortress Rising From the Sea
Every corner in every town in Italy breaths history. So, there is no surprise, that there is always something to see in every province. The Scola tower showcases history, tradition and architecture, like many other local monuments. Located in The Gulf of Poets, La Spezia Italy, the Scola Tower stands over 42 feet tall in the sea. Built in the 17th century, the tower was … [Read more...] about Scola Tower: Fortress Rising From the Sea
The 16th-Century “Colossus” sculpture located in Florence, Italy has internal chambers that are hidden from view.
A giant 16th-century sculpture in Florence, Italy, known as the “Colossus,” has entire rooms hidden inside. This remarkable piece of artwork was created by Italian sculptor Giambologna in 1579. The sculpture stands at over 18 feet tall and is made of marble. The impressive “Colossus” sculpture has been described as a “masterpiece of Italian Mannerism.” Its hidden interior … [Read more...] about The 16th-Century “Colossus” sculpture located in Florence, Italy has internal chambers that are hidden from view.