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Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence
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On the corner of the Piazza della Signoria, Loggia dei Lanzi features an open-air exhibit of statues dating back to the 16th century. The museum's wide archways, open to the adjacent street, display works in both bronze and stone. Look for the four virtues of Fortitude, Temperance, Justice, and Prudence in the building's facade. See Loggia dei Lanzi and all Florence has to offer by arranging your trip with our Florence vacation builder.
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  • The Loggia dei Lanzi is an open structure overlooking the Piazza della Signoria, where you can admire a series of statues, mostly copies of works whose originals are preserved in the Uffizi Gallery, which with the three arches of the Loggia itself give the Square an amazing animation. Named for the fact that guarding the Loggia Cosimo I dei Medici nel Cinquecento poses of Landsknechts, the building was erected in the second half of the 1300 and was essentially intended to House ceremonies and public events organized in the Florentine Signoria. Among the many works that can be seen, the best known and perhaps most beautiful is that of Perseus, the masterpiece of Benvenuto Cellini, from the mid-16th century. Two marble lions, a 17th-century Roman and one show in the top of the steps. Are also worth mentioning the four marble statues that can be seen in the upper corners of the lodge and representing the four cardinal virtues (Prudence, justice, Strength and Temperance). It's basically a true open-air museum, and if the works are usually copies (but not the Perseus) the set is very unique and worth a visit at any time of day or night.
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  • Skulpture vrhunskih umjetnika..Prava galerija na najljepsem trgu Firence,ispred palate Vecchio i u blizini Uffici. 
  • Museo outdoors without having to pay admission to enter you can sit among the sculptures and gaze up at the square, at night there's always a song that way.
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  • Very expressive sculptures, my best was Hercules fighting the Centaur for the details in the muscles, twists, facial expressions & veins. Great art.
  • Being able to see some of the most beautiful art in the world for free is the stuff my dreams are made of, and here at Loggia dei Lanzi situated in Piazza della Signoria it comes true. The architectural design of the open air 'gallery' that shelters these gorgeous statues also has its own significance that might interest some apart from the statues it houses. I do believe that reading up on the Loggia dei Lanzi will make your trip to seeing this landmark in Florence even more special. On one of the occasions I visited this place an auction was being held amongst the statues, under the shelter! Take care of your belongings as this whole place is most likely to be very crowded with people, right up until late at night especially in the summer when everything is open until late including the Palazzo Vecchio (although probably less so with most tour groups having left already), but any photos you may want of the statues (free to take to your heart's content but don't be an idiot and try to touch these priceless works of art and ruin it for everyone else- the amount of times fingers on these statues have had to be restored is unreasonably and upsettingly high) should be clean and clear of fellow tourist faces as they are mounted high on pedestals.
  • I liked Cellini's sculpture the Most..Very good place to visit and that too Free ! ..Without any Ticket..
  • I guess you will pass this place at some point, so I can recommend to check out the statues!
  • Despite being a gothic building has round arches, this probably was an inspiration to Filippo Brunelleschi for the design of the first Renaissance building, the Spedale degli Innocenti