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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
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
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
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
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
Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can reach the city center, the Florence that everybody dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can experience the rare beauty of the capital of the Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the
Loggia of the Uffizi where it is possible to fully taste the talent of the best artists who animated Florence over the centuries. When the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a walk along the river Arno up to the ancient bridge, Ponte Vecchio. It is full of jewels and decorated by the colors captured in postcards.