Top 10 Most Beautiful Sculptures In Italy

Italy’s artistic heritage is infinite.

This is the ranking of the 10 most beautiful sculptures.

David by Michelangelo


David is perhaps one of the most famous sculptures that can be found in.

Every year thousands of tourists flock to the city to take a look at the marvelous piece of art from one of the Renaissance’s most renowned artists.


Pietà by Michelangelo


While discussing some of Michelangelo’s best works, it’s hard not to consider the Pietà.

The Pietà is also sculpted from marble and depicts Jesus in the arms of Mary.


Cristo Della Minerva by Michelangelo

Cristo Della Minerva or Christ the Redeemer, happens to be another one of Michelangelo’s brilliant sculptures and it resides in the Santa Maria Sopra Minerva church in Rome.


Hercules and Cacus by Bartolomeo Bandinelli



The 16-foot sculpture continues to captivate tourists as it was originally supposed to be sculpted by Michelangelo, however, it was passed on to Bandinelli to the dismay of Giorgio Vasari and Benvenuto Cellini.

The Crucifix by Michelangelo


The Crucifix is yet another biblical offering from the master Michelangelo.

It is located in Santa Maria del Santo Spirito di Firenze, Florence, and is said to have been produced when Michelangelo was quiet.


Moses by Michelangelo

Continuing the biblical onslaught of sculptures is Moses from yes, you guessed it, Michelangelo.

The sculpture can be found in the San Pietro in Vincoli church in Rome.


St. Petronius by Michelangelo



Michelangelo’s St. Petronius can be found in the Basilica of San Domenico in Bologna.

It’s one of his smaller pieces and it’s location shows that Michelangelo’s art wasn’t restricted to Florence or Rome.


Judith and Holofernes by Donatello



The Renaissance wasn’t just reserved for Michelangelo.

In fact, Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi or Donatello as he is most popularly known today was also one of the master sculptors of the time and produced the Judith and Holofernes that can be found in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.


The Pietà Bandini by Michelangelo

Michelangelo continues his biblical masterpieces by capturing the moment that Jesus Christ was taken down from the cross in The Deposition.


Dying Gaul


The list ends with a bit of mystery. The Dying Gaul on display in The Capitoline Museums in Rome, Italy, is said to be a marble copy.




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