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Reviewed 6 days ago

This statue is 4.10 metres tall and was made by Giambologna. It's one of many artistic impressions of the abduction of Sabine women in Roman mythology. There are claims the word rape wasn't meant in the way we use it now. It was more like...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 31 October 2018

In original Latin, "raptio" means a kidnapping or a mass abduction. This use of the term rape has a different connotation than the Latin root. It is a beautiful piece of sculpture, showing a father on the ground, unable to stop the young man from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

This sculpture, by Giambologna, is located within the Loggia Dei Lanzi. On the base is a bas-relief plaque that depicts different positions for the 3 people in the statue. The statue shows a young man holding a young woman above him, while standing over an...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 24 August 2018

There are many art pieces here and the Ratto della Sabina is one unique piece. I couldn’t believe when the guide said this was the original. If you are into sculpture art, you’ll like this one.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Giambologna work is the original in the Loggia. The copy is in the Accademia, so it i sinteresting that this extraordinary work is on open space. Beautiful statue.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 545medva
Reviewed 7 July 2018

I hadn't realised, until I started researching, that Giambologna statue at the Galleria dell'Accademia is the model and the one on the Loggia is the original. I had assumed that the Loggia's was a copy and the original would be the one inside at the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SyrinxSounds
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This impressive marble statue by Giambologna was installed here in 1583 by the son of Cosimo I, Francesco I. It depicts a young man raising in his arms a maiden, but during his act, man is blocked by an elderly lying between his legs. It...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lpMaggi713
Reviewed 9 December 2017

The loggia is so full of interesting pieces, it's hard to single any out in particular, yet, this twisting statue has a charm.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Interesting and intricate sculpture of a very controversial theme. It is interesting how the topic was viewed and depicted during a very different time.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank risi59
Reviewed 4 November 2017

There are many statues on the Piazza della Signoria but don't miss this one right next to Perseus . Small but detailed

Date of experience: October 2017
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Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio
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