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Ruben Allie

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Many of his sculptures now reside in the Museum. The Museum is also home to sculptures by Andrea Pisano (1290-1349) and numerous others. The Uffizi Gallery houses lots of valuable paintings, most especially many from the collection of the de Medici household, who willed their massive art collection to Florence in 1737. When the Germans were battle the bridges into Florence throughout World War II, the Ponte Vecchio was spared, presumably because Hitler purchased them to skip that bridge because it was so appealing. Florence is still a center of art and culture, simply as it has actually been for lots of centuries.

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