This week Mrs. Yollis' class continues with their unit on fantasy. The story of the week is called The Mysterious Giant of Barletta by Tomie dePaola.
As luck would have it Chase's grandfather, named Nonno, has been to see the giant!
Nonno is our guest blogger. He is Ben and Chase's grandfather and currently lives in Italy.
He shares his Italian travels with all of us! Enjoy his guest post!
Barletta is also in Puglia, on the heel of Italy.
Barletta is now a modern city, but years ago it was a city of the Roman Empire. Years ago the coast was often invaded so the people built a huge fort for protection. Now it has a modern harbor that is overlooked by the huge fort where people can visit.
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Now the statue is called The Colossus of Barletta. Here is what the people of Barletta tell us about it.