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  • Where in the World are Antonio and Dante?
    Antonio & Dante's Next Adventure

    We are standing next to the statue of David
    "Holy mackerel Dante this statue is huge!"

    "Timeout here Antonio. We got a statue of a naked dude, but where is the statue of a naked lady to go with him? It's only fair!"

    "Sometimes Dante you come up with some good ones."

    "I am just stating the obvious. We have a naked dude, but no naked lady. Things that make you go hmmm."

    Below are just some of the interesting facts about the Statue of David

    • This masterpiece by Michelangelo was created from 1501 - 1504
    • It was unveiled on September 8, 1504
    • The statue is approximately 17 feet tall
    • It depicts the Biblical hero David
    • The statue was initially placed in front of the entrance to the Palazzo Vecchio in the Piazza della Signoria
    • In 1873 the sculpture was moved to the Accademia Gallery to protect it from damage
    • The Accademia Gallery is located on Via Ricasoli 60
    • When you enter the museum you happen upon a long hallway dedicated to Michelangelo at the end is the statue of David
    • In 1910 a replica was placed in the Piazza della Signoria
    • This particular work portrays David before his battle with Goliath
    • In case you were wondering David is uncircumcised
    • The marble used for the sculpture was from Carrara
    • It was a large piece that had been rejected by other sculptors and left to sit in the elements for 25 years before Michelangelo turned it into this wonderful masterpiece

    Florence is a beautiful and artistically rich city to visit. There is much to do and see in Florence so make sure the statue of David makes your top 10 things to do list.

    "Ciao for now - see you next week for a whole new traveling adventure!"

    How did you like our latest adventure? We would love to hear from you! Just send us an email to antonioanddante@italiansrus.com. Here is how you can help us on our journey.


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    Florence Photo Gallery
    Tuscany Region Guide

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