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“Cosimo I de Medici - Impressive equestrian statue” 4 of 5 stars
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Cosimo I Statue
Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
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“Cosimo I de Medici - Impressive equestrian statue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

One of the attractive monuments found at Piazza della Signoria is the equestrian statue of Cosimo I de Medici created by Flemish sculpture Giambologna in 1598.

The bronze statue is of proud, vigorous and stately Medici, resembling the historical figure as he must have been at the height of his reign, when all of Tuscany was under the control and leadership of Florentine rule.

Of additional interest, Cosimo was particularly keen on the arts. He is credited with having finished the Pitti Palace and for creating the Uffizi, now one of the finest art collections in the world. You may wish to visit these top attractions before or after stopping by to seeing statue of Cosimo I during your trip to Florence.

When you pass through Piazza della Signoria, make sure to allow a few minutes to admire other fine monuments such as the Neptune Fountain, Replica of David and the incredible cache of sculptures located at the outdoor Logia del Lanzi, where you find other important works by Giambologna; including Ratto della Sabine and Hercules and Nessus.

Visited April 2015
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“impressive!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

the statue of cosimo 1 was made by giambologna in 15th century .its a beautiful equestrian statue made in bronze.located in the piazza signoria,close to the palazzo vechchio,it is a statue of cosimo de medici atop a horse who once lived in the adj palazzo.though there are many statues in tha piazza n adj logia,this is quite an impressive statue.cant be missed while walking around florence esp in this square.

Visited May 2014
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“Good statue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This statue of Cosimo de Medici stands out from all the other statues and sculptures in the Piazza della Signoria because it is made of bronze. It is a tribute to Cosimo 1 and is situated very close to the Palazzo Vecchio where he used to live. A very impressive statue.

Visited May 2014
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“statue of medici family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

it's a statue of casimo the first of medici family riding a horse.it has the glory of a winner as if he has winned in a battle.it is a nice statue beside many other great statues in signoria square.

Visited August 2014
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“Another very good statue in Piazza della Signoria”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The stue is located next to the Neptune Fountain, in Piazza della Signoria, already known for its famous statues. The statue is an equestrial one, made from bronze in 1598 by Giambologna, but completed by Petro Tacca.

Visited July 2014
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