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.
As the city's skyline symbol, the legendary Duomo is famous above all for its dome: Filippo Brunelleschi's Renaissance masterpiece, completed
in 1436, created a double dome shell so that the dome is entirely self supporting. It still stands as ...
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 ...
Halfway through the 15th Century Luca Pitti entrusted Brunelleschi with a large building project in the Boboli hills. Work began
in 1457 but was only completed after the middle of the 16th Century by the Medici who brought it ...
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