Boulders from crumbling cliff devastate 300-year-old barn

One giant boulder stopped metres before crashing into the main section of the property
One giant boulder stopped metres before crashing into the main section of the property Photo: Tareom/Youtube

A 300-year old barn was devastated when several huge boulders broke away from a cliff face and rolled down a hillside in Tramin, northern Italy last week.

An aerial view of the devastated barn
An aerial view of the devastated barn in Tramin, northern Italy Credit: Tareom/Youtube

The barn, along with farm vehicles and machinery were completely destroyed when four thousand cubic metres of rock plunged down a hillside. No one was injured in the incident, but the owner of the estate Baon Philipp von Hohenb├╝hel told a local newspaper that the rockfall has done millions of euros worth of damage

One of the large chunks of rock stopped just a couple of feet short of the main house, narrowly missing a vehicle parked close by.

The cliff face that unexpectedly gave way
The cliff face that unexpectedly gave way Credit: Tareom/Youtube