Ratto della Sabina, Florence

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Portraying the abduction of Sabine women, Ratto della Sabina represents the first statue created to be observed from multiple viewpoints. The 4.1 m (13.5 ft) marble masterpiece by Giambologna, an official sculptor of the House of Medici, represents a young Roman abductor taking a young Sabine woman from her old father. Notice the bas-relief on the sculpture base depicting different phases of the abduction. Using our international travel planner, Florence attractions like Ratto della Sabina can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Another great sculpture which you can enjoy and even get photo standing next to it. In this area are several note worthy and photogenic sculptures from Neptune fontain, Copy of David and Perseus.  more »
  • Ratto della Sabina exhibited in Loggia dei Lanzi is probably the most significant work of the Flemish sculptor living in Italy, and mostly in Florence. The beautifully carved snow-white marble statue....  more »
  • Very interesting place with little to no explanation, this place has statues from great periods but no explanation whatsoever about what this symbolize. I was very disappointed. It was interesting to see but no information at all. I recommend reading a little before arriving, it improves the whole experience. Another option of course is a tour guide. I really liked the free tour that you tip in the end based on your experience.
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