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Celebrating Cosimo I

The equestrian statue stands out on one side of the massive square. The figure on the horse is one... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Bethesda, Maryland
First Grand Duke of Florence

Cosimo 1 was one of the Medicis and lived in the 16th century. He is behind the Uffizi buildings... read more

Reviewed December 5, 2018
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

An equestrian monument built by the famous Giambologna depicting Cosimo I de´ Medici, first Grand duke of Tuscany. It was made in the similar fashion of the equestrian monuments of the ancient roman times.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

The equestrian statue stands out on one side of the massive square. The figure on the horse is one of the most prominent of the Medici family. Grand.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

Cosimo 1 was one of the Medicis and lived in the 16th century. He is behind the Uffizi buildings, they were offices to start with. He also finished Pitti Palace and created the Boboli Gardens. The statue is from 1598 and was created by Giambologna.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanaZC
Reviewed November 20, 2018

This equestrian statue of Cosimo I de Medici, Grand Duke of Florence was commissioned by his son Ferdinando. It is located next to the Palazzo della Signoria in Florence. Cosimo I holds a military baton in his right hand and the bridle in his left....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

Powerful piece, it purports to depict the "ruler" of Florence who actually did rule through his power as a banker as well as being a political mover-and-shaker. We did not know he had a twin brother (Damian) who died shortly after birth. Touring with a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

The bronze equestrian statue, from the end of the 16th century, was erected by Ferdinando I, Cosimo’s son, showing the second Duke of Florence on a horse with raised right leg, wearing the armor and holding a military baton. The statue is a work of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Recommend to visit this monument in the very popular Piazza Della Signora. Visitors like to hang out here.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BrisbaneBetty
Reviewed September 15, 2018

What a great square! This statue sits right in the square and is very neat. I would recommend that you look at it.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Becky V
Reviewed August 25, 2018

If it was a statue of Emmanuelle, it would have been full of pomp, but since it was of Cosimo I, it was done in a more simplistic style. It seems more natural and real. It’s in the heart of the piazza and you can’t...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Daniel A
Reviewed March 3, 2018

This grand statue of Cosimo I was done by by Giambologna in 1598 and resides in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence. It is in honour of Cosimo I de’ Medici who, at the age of 17, became head of the Florentine Republic in 1537...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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