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Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Barletta, Italy
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Reviewed 11 May 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank J B
Reviewed 3 May 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We visited Barletta by Train from Trani just to see this statue and we were not disappointed. A great bronze with a great history!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

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...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

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.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Ron S
Reviewed 4 February 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.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Etsuko P
Reviewed 14 June 2015

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...More

Date of experience: June 2015
4  Thank Colin H
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Little to see as it is mostly covered up. This is likely only to be for a while and in summer it may well be good to see but we saw little of it.

Date of experience: March 2015
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Elaine P
3 November 2015|
Response from Colin H | Reviewed this property |
The truth is that no-one really knows for certain. One possibility is that it represents the Emperor Marcian, who ruled the Eastern Roman Empire from 450 to 457. When Constantinople was sacked by crusaders in 1204, it is... More