La Fontana Di Benvenuto Cellini

La Fontana Di Benvenuto Cellini

La Fontana Di Benvenuto Cellini
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China1,60,065 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
While walking across Ponte Vecchio you will likely notice this bust monument of Italian sculpture Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571) who created the extraordinary Perseus with the Head of Medusa located in the open air Loggia dei Lanzi just a few minutes walk from the bridge and monument amongst other important works during the 16th-century.

What you will see is actually a fountain monument that was the work of Raffaello Romanelli in 1901 in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Cellini's birth. He is depicted as an aged, bearded and serious figure. The bust rests upon a decorative pedestal with four small shell basins where water spills when operational. Worth a quick look-see if you enjoy monument viewing during your travels.
Written 2 April 2024
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia50,598 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The monumental fountain celebrated 400th anniversary of Benvenuto Cellini's birth in Florence on 3 November 1500.

Nothing spectacular but great views
Written 27 February 2024
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,614 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This is a lovely little fountain, located on Pento Veccio, overlooking the Arno river.
While not spectacular, it's the best looking thing on the bridge.
Written 20 December 2022
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,389 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
I can disassociate a work of art from its creator and view it only as a standalone object. For example, we admire Venus of Milo without knowing it’s a sculptor. So there is nothing wrong with exhibiting, praising, and admiring Cellini's statues, but I can't agree to worship the memory of a multiple killer on the Ponte Vecchio.
Cellini chose a rather peculiar way of building a career. He was known to have stabbed to death three rival goldsmiths. He escaped all three murders though he had the death sentence for the first one. I wrote, that knowingly because I think he could have taken more victims with his temper. True, he had to flee, but because of his talent, he was welcomed in other cities with open arms. Eventually, he was jailed for a crime he probably didn't commit. He was accused of taking papal treasures in Rome during the 1537 troubled times. Returning to Florence received the patronage of Cosimo I de 'Medici, and with his support, created his most famous work, which is considered the peak of his career, Perseus with the head of Medusa. I do not question Cellini's genius, and I regard his works as the shared treasure of humanity, but I cannot agree to commemorate someone who, for an abject reason, has killed three people. The Cellini Fountain, decorated with a sculptor's bust, stands in the middle of the Ponte Vecchio. When I looked at it, I tried to abstract and see only the brilliant goldsmith in Cellini, but I couldn't forget the man behind the artist.
Written 25 August 2019
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Jae W. Lee
Long Island, NY5,906 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
In the mid-section of Ponte Vechio over Arno River (Fiume Arno), a bronz bust of Benvenuto Cellini and surrounding fountain attracts small crowds. Cellini was a master goldsmith, sculptor, and artist with his masterpieces included Nymph of Fountainebleau at Louvre Museum and the bronze statue of "Perseus with the Head of Medusa" near David statue in Piazza del Signoria. We visited Cellini Fountain in September 2018 while strolling along Ponte Vechio over Arno River. It is worth walking along Ponte Vechio and seeing the fountain while admiring the views of Firenze and Arno River.
Written 27 April 2019
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AdelaideTraveller888
Adelaide, Australia439 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
This monument fountain, though not large, stands impressively halfway along the bridge, with picture perfect views of the River Arno behind.
Built to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the birth of Benvenuto Cellini in 1500, it was inaugurated in May 1901. Most definitely worth stopping to appreciate the workmanship and its cool water.
Written 5 February 2019
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA10,390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
This monument to Benvenuto Cellini is located mid-span on Ponte Vecchio on the downstream side of the walkway. This combination monument/fountain was dedicated in 1901, the 400th anniversary of his birth.
The fountain is topped with a bust of Cellini, underneath a plaque dedicated to Cellini from the Goldsmiths of Florence. Around the base of the monument is the fountain proper, it consists of 4 wrought iron half shell basins that catch the water. Surrounding the entire monument/fountain is a wrought-iron fence that has the ubiquitous padlocks all over it.
Written 25 August 2018
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ondadimare
Italy8,545 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
…deserved homage to a great artist!!…to Benvenuto Cellini!!…exactly in the center of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence!!…this monument is located!!…the ideal place for the great Florentine goldsmith who was!!…character of the jewelers' shops!!...even though in Benvenuto Cellini's time...the shops on the Ponte Vecchio were still butchers!!...here you can see the bronze bust!!...on a marble base!!...and on the slab in front and on the back with raised writing dedicated to him!!…
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Written 2 March 2024
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MillanAAP
Madrid, Spain8,466 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
The monument, although good, didn't seem like a big deal to me. For me, it served as a viewpoint over the Arno River and the city of Florence. You will see it no matter what during your visit because it is one of the most touristic and classic areas of this very famous city.
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Written 21 November 2023
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Czech Republic10,719 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
A nice fountain, located on the small area of the Ponte Vecchio bridge, enclosed by a metal gate. The fountain is decorated with a bust of the great artist, goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini, known for example for the statue of Perseus, located in the Loggia dei Lanzi in Piazza della Singoria.

It was created by the sculptor Raffaelo Romanelli in memory of this famous master. The monument was opened in 1900 to celebrate the four hundredth anniversary of Cellini's birth.

From the fountain, located above the middle arch of the Ponte Vecchio bridge, there is a beautiful view of Florence, the west bank of the Arno river and other bridges. The fountain is therefore constantly surrounded by groups of tourists. Getting a nice photo here is quite difficult.
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Written 18 October 2023
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