Today’s Italy Pic of the Day is a beautiful photo of the statue Summer that sits at Ponte Santa Trinita in Florence, Italy. While the statue is named Summer, the photo of it was taken in winter. Something you’d never guess given the sunny blue skies overhead. Curious to learn a little more about this beautiful statue?
Florentine sculptor Giovanni Caccini created both the Summer and the Autumn statues that were part of the four statues of the Seasons added to Ponte Santa Trìnita (Holy Trinity Bridge) in 1608.
Looking back at the image for this Italy Pic of the Day post, I was struck by how similar it’s story was to that of the Allegory of the Victory statues on the Ponte della Vittoria in Verona.
For my next Italy Pic of the Day will be another one of Paolo’s beautiful photos from Florence. In it, I’ll share a bit more about why Florence is so often called the Birthplace of the Renaissance.