Boulder nearly wipes out Italian farmhouse

In this photo provided by Tareom.com Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, and taken on Jan. 23, 2014, a huge boulder is seen after it missed a farm house by less than a meter, destroying the barn, and stopped in the vineyard, while a second giant boulder, which detached during the same landslide on Jan. 21, 2014, stopped next to the house, in Ronchi di Termeno, in Northern Italy. According to reports, the Trebo family living there was unharmed in the landslide. The boulder in foreground is from a much older landslide. (AP Photo/Markus Hell, Tareom.com, ho)
In this photo provided by Tareom.com Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, and taken on Jan. 23, 2014, a huge boulder is seen after it missed a farm house by less than a meter, destroying the barn, and stopped in the vineyard, while a second giant boulder, which detached during the same landslide on Jan. 21, 2014, stopped next to the house, in Ronchi di Termeno, in Northern Italy. According to reports, the Trebo family living there was unharmed in the landslide. The boulder in foreground is from a much older landslide. (AP Photo/Markus Hell, Tareom.com, ho)

ROME (AP) — A huge boulder unleashed by a landslide in northern Italy narrowly missed a farmhouse, destroyed a barn and came to a stop in vineyards.

A second boulder stopped just feet (about a meter) behind the traditional stone farmhouse in the rocky region of Alto-Adige.

The surreal sight was captured in a series of dramatic photographs and video. Nobody was injured in the tumble from mountains overlooking the village of Ronchi di Termeno. Some other boulders from the Jan. 21 landslide blocked roads.

© 2014 Associated Press

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