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Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Near the palazzo vecchio you can admire these statues, rich in historical information and pure art
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  • The statues on display are beautiful and share some amazing stories in the history of Italy. Take the time to read to captions and learn about this special place. 
  • In the square next to the Vecchio Palace with sculptures, being the main one the Perseus made all in bronze and exposed outdoors. Many people stop there to admire the beauty of the square and its sculptures
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • This was an incredible surprise when walking to the Palazzo Vecchio. An outdoor gallery of 10/12 statues that lets you admire them up close...for free. Going at off peak times/dates will certainly grant you more time for studying them as it was empty when I was there. Great place to stop on the way to the Uffizi Gallery or the Palazzo Vecchio.
  • I liked Cellini's sculpture the Most..Very good place to visit and that too Free ! ..Without any Ticket..
  • Statues is just amazing, it is too heoric
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