After a long restoration, a magnificent work of art will once again be finally visible to the public at the Medicean Park of Pratolino found just to the north of Florence: the imposing Giant Apennine created by Giambologna between 1579 and 1580.
The official presentation of the Colossus of the Apennines will be this Sunday, October 19th and for the occasion, the Park is organizing several free initiatives open to everyone.
On Sunday morning at 10:30am in front of the Giant Apennine some experts will tell us more about the work of restoration of the statue and highlight several new itineraries just opened to the public inside the Park.
From 12pm to 6pm there will be a series of excursions and guided tours conducted by environmental guides. To participate in these activities, you just need to book them at the Locanda (Inn) of the Park upon your arrival. I do believe all of the guided activities are in Italian only; however it would still be interesting to join in if you can.
At 4:30pm there will be a concert by the Demidoff Ensemble with an aperitif to follow at the Locanda (Inn) – this will have a cost.
I cannot wait to see the Giant restored and I will be there this Sunday! Will you join in on the event, too?
If you can’t come this Sunday, I’ll remind you that the park will remain open until the end of October, but due to the interest around the restored Giant, the Park will probably remain open longer than other years.
While I await for more details, this is what we know for sure: you can visit the Parco di Villa Demidoff until October 31 every Friday from 10am to 5pm; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10am to 7pm.
The Park of Pratolino is located in Vaglia, about 10 km north of Florence. You can find more info and details in this article we dedicated to the park.
About Cristina Romeo
Born in Florence at the end of the fabulous '70s, Cristina has always lived in the famous "cradle of the Renaissance". She's in love with her homeland, but also enjoys traveling and discovering new places. Cristina is mum to a lovely little girl, to whom she hopes to pass on all the passion and love of our precious, wonderful Tuscany.