View of Florence
Pad locks of love in Italy. Legend has it that if you and your loved one attach a padlock to any surface of the famous bridge and then throw away the key into the Arno River below, your love will last forever. Millions of couples have come to the Ponte Vecchio for expressly this reason, to lock in their love and throw away the key for eternity.....
Firenze, Piazza della Signoria, Italy
Benvenuto Cellini’s 1545 bronze sculpture of Perseus and the head of Medusa on a square base with bronze relief panels is located in the Loggia dei Lanzi of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy. The subject matter of the work is the mythological story of Perseus beheading Medusa. Medusa was a beautiful woman whose hair was turned to snakes and any man that looked at her was turned to stone.
Sandro Botticelli Venus detail
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - Florence
The Birth of Venus by Botticelli is one of his most recognized art pieces. The painting is form the year 1486 and is tempera canvas. The painting shows Venus, the Goddess of Love, on a sea shell standing like a statue while the goddess of the season waits with a flower print blanket. The painting is now housed at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence Italy which is one oldest most famous museum in the old world.
The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli
Detail of a door of the Duomo-Florence, Italy
Ognissanti Madonna, (c. 1310) Tempera on wood, 325 x 204 cm Uffizi, Florence by Giotto di Bondone