A WALK THROUGH FLORENCE’S OUTDOOR SCULPTURE GALLERY: LOGGIA DEI LANZI by Georgette Jupe

What I really like to do when I have a free moment or just need to think, is a walk through the Loggia dei Lanzi, a 14th century open-air sculpture gallery with an elegant Renaissance-style arched loggia across from the Palazzo Vecchio on the corner of Piazza della Signoria. It is the formidable home to a number of classical and Mannerist sculptures including Benvenuto Cellini’s16th-century bronze sculpture of Perseus with the severed head of Medusa and Giambologna’s impressive “Rape of the Sabines (1583).”

 

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