An article posted today at Discovery News announces the placement of a newly reproduced statue of David, standing high above the Piazza, on a plinth near the dome of of Florence’s Duomo. Commissioned in 15o1, it was intended for the Duomo. The statue, however, was instead placed near the door of the Palazzo della Signoria, by the city leaders who decided that it was the perfect symbol of the freedom of the republic of Florence.
Now, as part of a week-long program celebrating Florence’s heritage, this fiberglass model stands in the spot for which it was designed. Some people love it, but others think it looks “out of place.” Go figure!