In the painting there is “Florence as seen from the side of the mountains, and measured in such a way that slightly differs from reality”. The view offers a look on the city of Florence in the years 1529-1530, during the siege by the imperial troops, followed by the fall of the Republic and the creation of the Duchy of Tuscany. Photo: Raffaello Bencini


  • Title: The siege of Florence
  • Date Created: 1556/1562
  • painter: Jan Van der Straet (known as Giovanni Stradano)
  • Theme: historical subject
  • Physical Dimensions: w490 x h220 cm (Complete)
  • Period: Mannerism
  • Original title: L'assedio di Firenze
  • Type: fresco painting
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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