Colosso di Barletta

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Colosso di Barletta
4.5
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Laura A
London, UK11 contributions
Homesweethome🇮🇹♥️
Jun 2021 • Solo
I love it ♥️ I was born in this city and I lived my first twenty years here. I have the best memories ever !! Barletta is in my heart♥️
Written 29 August 2021
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cycleplus1
MIlton Keynes771 contributions
Nice to visit
May 2019 • Couples
Nice to sit in the cafe opposite this bronze and admire it's grandeur.You can see. Where people have touched his boots over the years as they are all shiny.
Written 11 May 2019
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TheMarshal84
Liverpool, UK389 contributions
Waited over 15 years to see him... worth the wait!!!
Mar 2019 • Solo
Standing as a sentinel and silent witness to the passage of time, Arè, as he is local known is Barletta’s most famous attraction, A Large Roman Bronze sculpture, 4.5 meters in height depicting an Emperor, dressed in the regalia and armour one would expect for the late Imperial period. Arè’s origins or even who he depicts are lost in the mists of time, the style, compassion and construction narrows his identity to half a dozen Emperors of the Later Roman Empire, But your guess is as good as mine. There are as many theories, as there are legends surrounding Arè, but at over 1600 years, he is allowed to have some secrets. Located in the splendid of the old town, left of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher (where it has stood since 1491), Arè is not to different to find for a look, chat and and photo or two. He can can be seen at any time and is free to visit.
Written 3 May 2019
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tedgatti F
Lytham St Anne's, UK1,119 contributions
Well Worth Seeking Out!
May 2018 • Couples
We visited Barletta by Train from Trani just to see this statue and we were not disappointed.

A great bronze with a great history!
Written 27 June 2018
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Michael C
Chicago, IL163 contributions
A Magnificent Piece of History
May 2018 • Couples
More than likely a bronze statue of an Eastern Roman(Byzantine) Emperor stolen from Constantinople after the decades long sack of the worlds richest city in 1204 by the renegade 4th Crusade. I made a special trip to Barletta to view this piece cast in the early 600s. I was not disapointed. While one can be outraged that such a magnificent piece is sitting ignored on a side street in a small town in Italy, at least it is intact and whatever the details has survived 1,400 years.
Written 7 June 2018
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Pierre
Ixelles, Belgium15 contributions
Great for kids
Jul 2017
Went there with 4 kids. They were really excited. A must see in the city. It's just next the historic district that is worth a visite as well.
Written 26 July 2017
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Maggerini
Sidcup, UK63 contributions
An evening walking in Barletta
Jul 2016 • Couples
Cam across this imposing statue whilst out for a walk. It's 4 meters high, but they dont know who it is. Good photo opportunity.
Written 27 July 2016
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Ron S
New York City, NY4,787 contributions
Colosso di Barletta
Apr 2016 • Couples
Interesting fate of this statue of a Roman emperor. It was excavated in Ravenna in the 13th century and transported to Barletta for some reason.
Written 4 May 2016
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Etsuko P
Milan, Italy7 contributions
situation...
Jan 2016
obviously, it's the one of most important monument in the city, but the position does not enhance the statue. Anyway, it's easy to find it because it's on the street.
Written 4 February 2016
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Colin H
Manchester, UK440 contributions
Good news!
Jun 2015 • Solo
Good news for visitors to Barletta! The fabulous Colosso di Barletta is no longer under wraps (I spent a couple of hours there on 14 June) and is now available again for close inspection. It really is a most extraordinary survival from the early Dark Ages. If only it could speak, what amazing stories it would be able to tell! I personally favour the theory that it once stood on top of the Column of Marcian in Istanbul, from where it was looted by crusaders in the early 13th century and then lost in a shipwreck en route from there back to Venice, before being washed up on the shore near Barletta. I am frankly amazed that it is still unprotected in the open air and that it has not been replaced by a copy and taken to a museum.
Written 14 June 2015
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