Florence has already made a name for itself as a popular tourist destination, but an astonishing revelation about one of its famed sculptures, the Colossus, has just come to light and the photographs are insane...
So, before we get take a look at the unusual sculpture, let's look at some of the most breathtaking places to visit in the world.
When quarantine is over, we've got so much to look forward to...
20. Prague, Czech RepublicPrague is certainly the city to visit if you are interested in medieval history, or if you are after a travel destination on a budget. Prague is home to the largest castle complex in the world, with over 70,000 square meters to explore. It is also where you will find the oldest working clock, which dates back to 1410 - making it over 600 years old!
19. Amsterdam, NetherlandsAnother European City to make the list is, of course, the Dutch-haven of Amsterdam. The Capital City of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a maze of tall narrow houses and one of the most elaborate canal systems in the world.
18. Kuala Lumpar, MalaysiaSticking with capital cities for now, Kuala Lumpar is the capital of Malaysia and really is a bucket list must. With its indescribable sky-line boasting some of the most impressive architectural marvels of our age, this is a city firmly rooted in the future.
17. Vancouver, Western CanadaOh Canada, the birthplace of Maple syrup and Ellen Page. Sadly, you’re unlikely to find the Juno star hanging out in the countries capital but eh, you never know!
16. The Great Barrier Reef, AustraliaNow, this is one for the David Attenborough fans out there. The Great Barrier Reef can even be seen from outer space. Basically, it’s massive, and an endless sprawl of coral reefs, with thousands of underwater species to discover. Located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia, it would certainly make for an unforgettable trip.
15. New York City, USOf course, the Big Apple has got to make the list. Fancy grabbing breakfast at Tiffany's? This city is as much a cultural reference point as it is a real genuine place in which people live and breathe.
14. Barcelona, CataloniaAh Barcelona, the cosmopolitan center of Spain’s autonomous Catalonia region. The sun, the culture, the architecture, the skating community… Whether you’ve got a skateboard or not, Barcelona is a city wherein you won’t need to rely on public transport, it’s a city that is easily transportable on foot. Walking around the city will give you a chance to check out the impressive architecture and many parks.
13. Hong Kong, ChinaNestled in Southeastern China, a former British colony, Hong Kong is a city that now plays by its own rules. I’d start your trip by going to Victoria peak; it's the perfect spot to take in the spectacular scope of the city's skyline and the abundance of impressive skyscrapers will give you an idea as to why Hong Kong is one of the biggest financial hubs in the world. Or, alternatively, take the Peak Tram and take in the sites with the weight off your feet. There’s so much to see and do in Hong Kong so you’ll find it hard to get bored.
12. The Grand Canyon, Arizona, USTalking of World Wonders… The Grand Canyon National Park, located in Arizona, is a viewing platform for about two billion years of Earth’s geological history. Stretching out two-hundred and seventy-seven miles long with a depth of eighteen miles, The Grand Canyon certainly is grand.
11. Rome, ItalyWhen in Rome... Whether you want to go on a romantic getaway for 2 or are looking for somewhere to explore solo, Rome is the city for you. Ancient ruins, architectural excellence and a rich cultural thread that means that Rome is a city that will never not be popular with global tourists.
10. Cornwall, UKA bit of a wildcard, now, but nonetheless a worthy addition to the list; Cornwall, located in the South West of the United Kingdom, is home to beautiful unspoilt beaches, crisp clear sea, and the infamous Cornish pasty. A trip to this part of England is worthwhile whatever the weather. Rain or shine, Cornwall boasts a rich culture and unbeatable natural beauty.
9. Sydney, AustraliaNow onto sunnier planes. Located on Australia’s East coast, Sydney is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer. Home to the iconic Bondi beach, Sydney is also an ideal surfing vacation. But, if surfing isn’t your bag, it’s still not hard to enjoy the natural beauty of Sydney. The waterside city gives you the best of everything: a bustling shopping and entertainment hub, with excellent restaurants, the world-renowned Royal Opera House and The Sydney Harbour National Park which gives you a chance to take in some of the most breathtaking views of the City.
8. Reykjavik, IcelandAnother place with a particularly special light show is, of course, Reykjavik. Birthplace of Bjork and the capital city of Iceland, Reykjavik is an excellent spot to catch the Northern Lights. It is an idyllic destination, with sea, hilltops and colorful architecture. Reykjavik is also home to hot springs and some of the best culinary experiences in the world. It’s little surprise that there are more artists living in Iceland than in any other country, with one in every ten people publishing a book! Reykjavik is definitely a destination to be inspired.
7. The MaldivesParadise on Earth, you say? Look no further than the tropical nation nestled within the Indian Ocean made up of twenty-six ring-shaped atolls (which are basically circular shapes of land surrounding lagoons). This natural hot-spot of unspoiled beauty is a real must-see travel destination. Take your time exploring the vast coral reefs, the picturesque sandy beaches and stunning blue lagoons. I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t be moved by this beautiful part of the world.
6. Santorini, Greek IslandDid you ever watch Mamma Mia? A lot of that was shot in Santorini and gives a very good indication as to what you can expect from a vacation to this Greek, Cyclades Island. Exploring Santorini, you will discover a well of ancient history and geological intrigue. The island, devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th Century has beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles.
5. Alberta, CanadaAlberta, Canada, is a vacation destination for anyone who wants to get out of the house and into the wilderness. Boasting vast forest land, mountains, prairies and desert badlands, you’ll certainly need your walking boots here.
4. Fukuoka, JapanFukuoka is one of the largest Japanese cities and is the capital city of Japan’s Kyushu Island. It's certainly an interesting place to visit. Fukuoka is a modern city that has not forgotten its history. It is an eclectic mix up of modern shopping malls and ancient temples, and not forgetting the sandy beaches, of course. It's an unusual city to visit and one that will feed into all crevices of your historical and cultural interests.
3. Hawaii, USHawaii is a tropical paradise, strewn full of natural beauty, from waterfalls to beaches with sands of colors you wouldn’t believe. In Hawaii, you will have the chance to walk on green, gold, and black sandy beaches.
2. Budapest, HungaryBudapest is known for its colorful architecture, colorful history, and colorful nightlife. It’s hard not to have a good time when visiting this European city. The city boasts culture, with its multiple galleries showcasing some of the world’s finest works from the Art Nouveux movement, as well as sprawling parks and vast collections of both Jewish and Communist history.
1. Florence, ItalyFlorence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is also a mighty fine place to visit.
Among its many accolades...
The sculpture is a symbol of Italy’s Appenine mountains.
via: FlickrAnd it stands at a whopping thirty-five feet over the Villa di Pratolino in Tuscany.
But a shocking revelation about the sculpture has come to light...
via: ImgurIt's interior contains several rooms with different functions to make the man come to life. Yep, really...
This model reveals the rooms inside of the Colossus.
via: Andreas AngelidakisThe monster that his left hand holds spewed water from an underground stream, according to Bored Panda.
And here's a look at the real deal...
via: Andreas AngelidakisIt's also rumored that space in his head was made for a fireplace that would blow smoke out of his nostrils.
The interiors are very creepy...
via: Andreas AngelidakisIt's crazy to think that this sculpture is actually a secret building.
There's even a hidden staircase.
via: Andreas AngelidakisWhat an incredible sight. This really is one to add to your bucket list...