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Located opposite the entrance to the Palazzo Vecchio it is part of a collection of statues located in the piazza, including a copy of Michelangelo's David. A very informative guide provided a lot of information on the background to the statues.
Here's a busy guy, on his way home with the head of the Gorgon (Medusa) in his grasp, he happens upon the most beautiful of beauties, chained to a rock and who is about to be horribly mistreated by a sea monster. Well, this handy...More
The most famous statue in Florence, possibly in Italy, and perhaps the world, is Michelangelo's 'David' (1504). It is, however, a rather dull, somewhat insipid piece of work.
Cellini's bronze 'Perseus with the Head of Medusa' (1545) is, in my view at least, much more...More
It was great to see this status in a beautiful outdoor venue. The building around it is gorgeous too. There are ropes keeping the statues away from the crowds, but people have an excellent view of this lovely bronze. As others have said, walking around...More