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Virtual tour of the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence showing some of the statues overlooking Piazza della Signoria. The panorama was taken standing between the bronze 'Perseus' statue (whose back is visible) and the 'Rape of the Sabine Women'. In the square you can see Michaelangelo's 'David'.

Piazza della Signoria - Loggia dei Lanzi - FURTHER INFORMATION

Piazza della Signoria - Loggia dei Lanzi - Florence visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Piazza della Signoria - Loggia dei Lanzi' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Tuscany.

Loggia dei Lanzi (Loggia della Signoria) stands on the southern side of Piazza della Signoria in Florence, next to the Uffizi Gallery. The Loggia was built between 1376 and 1382 by Benci di Cione and Simone di Francesco Talenti. It has three arches at the front and steps leading up into it flanked by Marzoccos (lions). On the façade, above the columns are four trefoils representing Fortitude, Temperance, Justice and Prudence by Agnolo Gaddi.

The Loggia dei Lanzi is a popular tourist attraction as it houses a number of important statues and is in fact an out-door museum, patrolled by staff who are constantly reminding tourists not to climb on the works.

Loggia dei Lanzi - Statues

  • Loggia dei Lanzi - deep bay fronted by 3 arches, forming an open air museum full of statues:
    • Perseus - bronze by Benvenuto Cellini showing Perseus holding the severed head of Medusa with bronzes of Jupiter, Mercurius, Minerva and Danaë around the base.
    • Rape of the Sabine Women - carved from white marble by Flemish artist Jean de Boulogne (Giambologna).
    • Menelaus supporting the body of Patroclus - ancient Roman sculpture cluster discovered in, and transported from, Rome.
    • The Rape of Polyxena - diagonal sculpture by Pio Fedi from 1865.
    • 5 Roman Statues - from the Trajan and Hadrian era lining the back wall of the Loggia.
    • Marzoccos - two lion statues flanking the steps, symbols of Florence. The one on the right is Roman, the left one was sculpted by Flaminio Vacca in 1598.


ADDRESS

Loggia dei Lanzi
Piazza della Signoria
50122 Firenze, Italy



TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Bus: Condotta (C1, C2)
Walk: Piazza della Signoria is 500m north of Ponte Vecchio and 500m south of Florence Cathedral



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