In the second half of the 19th century Federico Stibbert amassed a rich and varied collection of art in his villa on the ... More
In the second half of the 19th century Federico Stibbert amassed a rich and varied collection of art in his villa on the Montughi hill. Passed on to the city of Florence in 1906, it consists of around 60 rooms of paintings, furniture and porcelain from around the world. The collection reflects Stibbert's passion for weapons and armor: an impressive variety of rare pieces document equipment and armaments from the 15th to the 17th century. The European armor stands out, but there are also Oriental, Persian, Indian, Islamic and Indonesian examples. The most impressive room is called the Cavalcade in which there are displays of numerous horses with riders in full dress.
Renowned for its panoramic views of Florence and the Arno valley, this terrace is a popular spot with locals and
tourists. Created as part of major restructuring of the city walls, Giuseppe Poggi's sumptuous terrace is typically 19th century. ...
Best known of all of Florence's treasures, this glorious bridge was the only one of six spared by the retreating
Germans on August 4, 1944. Over the centuries flooding unfortunately took its toll; few traces of the 10th century ...
The Accademia Gallery is perhaps best known for Michelangelo's David, removed after four centuries from Piazza Signoria, now exhibited in
a specially constructed hall. Other works by Michelangelo include some of his Slave series and his sculpture of San ...
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