There is art everywhere you go in Florence. Even their bridges have tiny statues you might not notice from the Middle Ages. Their narrow, cobble-stoned streets will never fail to surprise you. There’s always something interesting, ancient and historical in the city’s nooks and corners. The amazing statues outside Palazzo Vecchio in Florence are no exception. Yes, they’re displayed outside and in full view of everybody – free of charge.
Original statues. Most of these statues are original. Others are restored and a few are copies from the original.
Palazzo Vecchio. This is the city hall of Florence since medieval times. It is overlooking Piazza della Signoria. Its main entrance has a copy of Michelangelo’s Statue of David whose original can be found at Academia Gallery.
Tower of Arnolfo. You can’t miss it. It’s the only medieval structure that towers the area. Climb its 263 steps and be awed at the city’s skyline from the top.
Uffizi Gallery. Right next to Palazzo Vecchio is Florence’s main gallery museum. I’d recommend you to see it – and you’ll leave with a good, lasting impression.
Loggio della Signoria. You’ll find this structure that looks like an open stage adjacent to the main entrance of Palazzo Vecchio. Under its roof, you won’t miss a couple of amazing statues that demand attention. Scroll down to see some of the statues that are head turners.
This is Piazza della Signoria. During the day, tourists arrive here in droves to visit some of Florence’s tourist attractions.
And this is Palazzo Vecchio, Florence’s city hall since medieval times. At its main entrance, two statues tower above you.
This is the Statue of David. If you want to see the original marble work by Michelangelo, visit Academia Gallery.
And this is the Statue of Hercules and Cacus.
Adjacent to Palazzo Vecchio is Loggia della Signoria. Here, you’ll find some of the amazing statues that might surprise you.
And speaking of surprise – does this surprise you? This looks like that viral photo of Kathy Griffin holding the severed head of Trump.
This is Perseus holding the head of Medusa.
Rape of the Sabine Women by Gianbologna.
Menelaus Supporting the Body of Patroclus, a Roman statue from the Flavian era.
The Rape of Polyxena by Pio Fedi.
Hercules Beating Centaur Nessus by Pietro Francavilla.
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