Memories of Italy: David Statue in Florence

Jul 27, 2020 1703

BY: Catherine Tsounis

David by Michelangelo was the destination of tourists in Florence, Italy, when I went before the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic. Tourist groups moved to the Accademia Gallery . The original  David is kept in the Accademia. The Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo Square, has the second David copy.  We purchased tickets for the museum. Every tourist was permitted to take photos.

David is the high point of Michelangelo’s career. He created this five ton statue from September 1501-May 1504. It is the icon of the Renaissance.1 “Florence is the place to be,” said Despina Siolas, MD/Ph.D. When he/she is reading back in the United States, he/she understands why.

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