Statue of Liberty atop the Tomb of Niccolini at Basilica di Santa Croce
Italian sculptor , Pio Fedi, created the monument to poet Giovan Battista Niccolini in 1877. Pio Fedi's marble sculpture represents the Liberty of Poetry, and thus creative genius and art. She holds a lyre and a crown of laurel in her left hand, while her uplifted right hand holds a broken chain, symbolizing the defeat of tyranny.
Firenze, Italia (March 26, 2005)
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Santa Croce hosts 270 tombstones that pave the floor of the church, honoring those who strongly impacted the course of history in the fields of art, history and music. The most famous tomb belongs to Michelangelo, followed by those of Machiavelli, Galileo, Bruni, Rossini and Ghiberti.
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