The David

Details: Sculpted by Michelangelo in 1501/4, the David stands at 517 centimeters tall (491 centimeters from head to foot) and is located in the Galleria dell’Academia. Information: The David was carved from a single block of marble and was originally commissioned to adorn one of the buttresses of Santa Maria del Fiore. The proportions of the figure’s body are adjusted Read more about The David[…]


Details: Constructed by Filippo Brunelleschi from 1418-34 the Duomo is 45.5 meters in diameter and adorns Santa Maria del Fiore in the Piazza della Duomo. Information: The Duomo was formed using two shells, where the space in between would have been used to work avoiding the need for scaffolding. The inner shell is over two meters thick and is constructed Read more about Duomo[…]

The Rape of the Sabines

Details: Sculpted by Giambologna in 1583 The Rape of the Sabines is 13 feet 5 inches tall and is located in the Loggia dei Lanzi in the Piazza della Signoria. Information: Carved from a single block of marble, this Mannerist sculpture represents a scene from Roman mythology, that of the rape of the Sabines. After establishing Rome, Romulus Read more about The Rape of the Sabines[…]