Rick Steves’ Europe: Florence, Italy

In Florence, Michelangelo’s masterpiece epitomizes the heroic power and surpassing artistry of the Renaissance

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Young Slave

Michelangelo Young Slave
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The trajectory of Michelangelo’s genius can be traced in Florence, in such works as David and, later, 1533’s Young Slave, which is installed in a passageway leading to the figure of the giant slayer.


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