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Published: February 4th 2021
Fonte di Piazza and Neptune
This is the work of Bartolomeo Ammannati and his assistants. It is also known as the "Biancone" . The white marble figure of the god of the sea stands in the center of the large pool. The chariot is pulled by 4 sea horses and is surrounded by other statues including three young tritons who huddle around the giant. This statue is located in Piazza Della Signoria.
Le statue di Piazza Signoria (1) · Firenze Notizie
Florence was beautiful without tourists and it was really nice to be able to pick out the florentines as they were the only visible group of people in Florence, as there were no tourists. I could also admire the buildings and take clearer photos than I had been able to over the last 3 years, before the general lockdown came into force and flights from Asia and the US arriving into Italy were banned, which saw a huge drop in tourism to Florence.
I arrived in Santa Maria Novella station, walked past the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, then towards Piazza del Duomo, then towards Piazza Della Signoria and on to Ponte Vecchio, where I took several photos of the river Arno.
The Basilica of Santa Maria Novella is probably the church I passed by most frequently when I lived in Tuscany, usually on the way to my Italian class, but I've still never been inside.
It was founded by the monks of the Dominican Order in the first half of the thirteenth century, becoming one of the most important points of religious and artistic interest in Italy.
The celebrity of Santa Maria Novella during the Middle
Cosimo dei Medici
This equestrian monument is of Cosimo dei Medici, and is the work of Giambologna. It is located in Piazza Della Signoria.
Ages and the Renaissance period attracted important artists such as Giotto, Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Michelangelo, Ghirlandaio, Botticelli and Vasari (just to name a few), who created beautiful artworks inside the complex (https://www.smn.it/en/)
■life under the Dominican order
■life of Monks
■Middle Ages and religion
■Renaissance and religion
■13th and 14th century
Other Related Topics
■Fonte di Piazza
■Cosimo dei Medici
■David and Goliath
■Piazza del Duomo
■tourism in Tuscany
■effects of the pandemic on tourism
■Loggia della Signoria
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