Florence: Dante Alighieri

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Dante Alighieri 1265-1321

Dante Alighieri was a 13th century Italian poet with the Divine Comedy one of his most famous works. The sculpture is the work of the 19th century Italian sculptor Paolo Emilio Demi and stands in a niche along the facade of the Uffizi Gallery.

Florence: Mariangelo Accorso

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Mariangelo Accorso 1490-1540

Mariangelo Accorso was a 16th century Italian writer, translator and critic. Standing in a niche in Portico degli Uffizi stands a sculpture of Accorso with three books to his side. The sculpture is the work of the 19th century Italian sculptor Odoardo Fantacchiotti.

Riga: Alfrēds Bruno Jānis Kalniņš

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Located near to Latvijas Nacionālā Opera is a stone statue of Alfrēds Bruno Jānis Kalniņš. Born in Cesis, Kalniņš was a Latvian composer, music critic and conductor who founded the Latvian National Opera.

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To mark the centenary of the his birth, the statue was unveiled in 1979 and is the work of the sculptor Karl Baumann.

Treviso: Fallen For Independence

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Located in the Piazza Indipendenze is the monument to independence 1844-1866. Unveiled in 1875, the stone sculpture pays tribute to those fallen in the struggle for independence from Austrian rule. The inscription on the plinth translates, “Dead to the Homeland, the Province.”

Florence: The Battle of Mentana Monument

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Located in Piazza Mentana Square in Florence is the monument commemorating the fallen during the Battle of Mentana. The sculpture pays tribute to the 150 volunteer freedom fighters who lost their lives in 1867 near the village of Mentana, Rome.

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The inscription on the front panel of the pedestal translates, “To the brave men who fell at Mentana. Consecrating Rome to free Italy.” The monument is the work of the 19th century Italian sculptor Oreste Calzolari and was inaugurated in 1902.

 

Florence: Francesco Petrarca

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Francesco Petrarca 1304-1374

Francesco Petrarca was an Italian classical scholar and poet in the 14th century. The above sculpture stands in a niche along the facade of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. The sculpture is the work of the 18th century Italian sculptor and goldsmith, Andrea Leoni.

 

Florence: Benvenuto Cellini

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Benvenuto Cellini 1500-1571

 Benvenuto Cellini was a 16th century Italian sculptor, draftsman, soldier and musician. In a niche along the facade of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence stands the above statue of Cellini. The sculpture is the work of the 19th century Italian sculptor Ulisse Cambi.

Florence: Giotto

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Giotto c1267-1337

Located in a niche in a column pier along the facade of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, stands the sculpted figure of Giotto di Bondone. Giotto was an Italian painter and architect working in the 13th and 14th centuries. The above sculpture is the work of the 19th century Italian sculptor Giovanni Dupre.