Loggia dei Lanzi

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Loggia dei Lanzi
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This outdoor museum space is a peaceful place to rest your weary feet after a long day of sight seeing. Admire some of Florence's most iconic original sculptures from Cellini's "Perseus" to Giambologna's "Rape of the Sabines."
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Jo_and_Tom
Anna, OH1,545 contributions
Mar 2020
This area has several masterpieces with Cellini's Perseus to Rape of Sabines. Luca, our tour guide, stated this area has been there since Renaissance. Many artist at that time along with tourist would be able to study the art up close. Flanking this is the Uffzi, Pallazo Vecchio, and Uffzi museum. If you want an up close photo of a masterpiece this is the place to go.
Written April 8, 2020
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,380 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Is this like the storage area of the castoffs from the Uffizi? If so, I can’t wait to see what’s inside the Uffizi. These dozen or so sculptures are absolutely marvelous. The detail is astounding from the facial expressions to the horse’s veins bulging from its muscles. There is good informative signage here as well as security (for those who just don’t know how to properly respect such works of art). Although many of these sculptures are copies/replicas of earlier works, who am I to complain. They’re certainly worth seeing.
Written February 16, 2020
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paolovbossi
The Hague, The Netherlands710 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
In the Piazza of the Signoria everyone looks at the Palazzo or at the copy of the David. In my opinion the real masterpiece is just close to the palazzo...it is a open air museum. The logg structure is very nice as architecture but it is amazing what there is inside. Take the time to see the statues. Unfortunately it is close to PalazzoVecchio that the tourists will no give you the time to admire the statues but please do. Personally it is one of the best spots in Firenze
Written August 7, 2020
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,277 contributions
Dec 2019
I didn't know this place existed. I was just walking down the street and came upon it. At first I thought it was cheap, fake statues or even some street performers. Nope, these are the real deal. Right there in front of my was Perseus, the same Perseus that I had seen for thirty-five years on the cover of my Mythology by Edith Hamilton book. I was just dumbstruck looking around at the beautiful works of art sitting outside. Definitely worth a visit.
Written February 21, 2020
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Alec D
Seattle, WA2,743 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
The Loggia dei Lanzi is a wonderful little spot in Florence where you can see some beautiful sculptures outside (it is covered). It's free and worth a visit.
Written April 27, 2019
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Life-is-an-Adventure
Karmiel, Israel463 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
A collection of statues on the side of a city square - every city should have one - but if they did they'd still not hold a candle to the Loggia dei Lanzi! What an amazing collection - each one of major historical and artistic significance.

A great introduction to Florence - come here first, especially of you arrive later in the day and have no time until the morrow to visit any museums, have a taste of what you'll later see and experience what it means to appreciate sculpture, without having to enter a museum.

Many think that they don't like or appreciate art and coming to Florence is a waste - if this is your concern, this will remove that worry from your mind - you'll realize that you do enjoy art!
Written May 13, 2017
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JamesII
Toronto, Canada3,437 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
Cellini and Giambologna are stars here and elsewhere throughout this city. Here you can pass the time and soak in some of the masters (along with thousands of others every day). The best time to see these works is around 8am (or earlier). Perseus by Cellini is a captivating work and if looked at from behind you can see the sculptors face (you can also see it at the midway point of the Ponte Vecchio). The Rape of the Sabine Women is amazing for the twisting movement that is depicted.
Written April 6, 2014
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BackPacker800547
Bilston, UK605 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Great square with superb 16th century statuary, some real classic scenes well worth a look. And you can easily get very close
Written October 10, 2020
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pat c
Pensacola, FL142 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
There is usually a surprise at the end of an alley or as you turn a corner in central city Florence. Piazzas abound in Florence and are full of food, art, and drinks.Loggia dei Lanzi is no exception; being surrounded by an array of sculptures is tantalizing. Be sure to put this on your must see list and it's free!
Written May 29, 2019
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EximiousTraveller
Leicester, UK2,388 contributions
Sep 2013 • Couples
The late C14th Loggia dei Lanzi has to be one of the greatest al fresco sculpture galleries in the world. It contains some miracles of sculptuary by geniuses/genii of the ancient world and the Renaissance. Alas, it is very hard to appreciate these, as with much else in Florence, for the place is filled with tourists like us. The individuals aren’t bad – it’s just when you get insensitive tour guides speaking very loudly. There is much to admire here apart from the very famous Cellini bronze of Perseus – but do notice the four Virtues in the trefoils [Fortitude, Temperance, Justice & Prudence] and the virtuosic statue of the “Rape of the Sabine Women”* by the Flemish sculptor Giambologna. So much to see, so take your time – if the crowds let you get close enough…

*You fans of musical theatre out there will be hearing “Sobbin’ Women” by Howard Keel in your head by now.
Written August 11, 2014
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