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Monument to Gattamelata

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Address: Piazza del Santo, Padua, Italy
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Neglected Masterpiece of Donatello

This is a beautiful bronze statue by Donatello from 1453. A Renaissance equestrian masterpiece. This visit I managed to get a number of photos without any pigeons on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful bronze statue by Donatello from 1453. A Renaissance equestrian masterpiece. This visit I managed to get a number of photos without any pigeons on Gattamelata Head!!! It is outside the Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua and it deserves some time. Message for the Comune of Padua: Please stop the pigeons from ruining this treasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

One of the two most important renaissance equestrian statues. After the roman empire faded, the ability to make large complicated statues like this was lost. This statue was a real trial of skill. In addition, it is lovely. You just need to stand underneath it to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This statue portrays Erasmo da Narni, known as "Gattamelata", a general of the Republic of Venice. It is the first equestrian statue of the Renaissance, and Donatello made a masterpiece of it, so that it is still one of the Renaissance highlights. One can also admire the casting form - a masterpiece in itself - prominently displayed in the Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is one of the best bronze casting of Italy. Every singles detail has a meaning. Tourists as well as guides should give more emphasis to this Italian renaissance masterpiece.

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