It’s in the centre of town and it’s a pretty cool statue. I liked it. The statue of David just opposite is only a replica but stands in the original location. There are a bunch of other statues nearby also.
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Our guide Klaas told the exiting story of the making of the bronze. The artist had to melt his cutlery to melt enough bronze. Than it got so hot that he burned down his house. Even if half of this story is true than it...More
Interesting area, but like Pisa the professional pick-pockets are active and will try to 'lift' anything of value, anti-slash Pac-Safe camera straps worn diagonally are required!
This statue, as well as other statue in the Loggia are not of the angelic type of statues that are common in Italy. The Perseus is shown holding the head of Medusa. Other statues in this collection are associated with other violent events (rape).
The Perseus Statue stands out in the Loggia, not only for its contract colour being one of only a few Bronze statues to be found in Florence, but also for the charming beheaded conquest he is holding up.
This statue is located on the Piazza della Signora in a separate section with other statues. The statues are standing outside and are generally a beautiful sight. This statue is the most beautiful and impressive with Perseus and a severed head.
The Perseus Statue is just one of many in this crowded Piazza which leads onto the Uffizi Galleries. The statues range from Greek mythology, David replicas to Human statues awaiting a coin or two !! Always a crowd to contend with in this square but...More
My guide told me that is one of the few Bronze sculpture at the square and actually in Florence and probably truth then i looked and could find any bronze sculpture when walking around this beautiful city
This stature brought to life (sort of ) the Greek mythological tales I read as a child. Perseus cuts off the head of Medusa . Terrible story but the most beautiful statue. Read the story before you go, stare in wonder at this Cellini masterpiece...More