It’s hard not to come to love bronze and marble when one is in Florence
. Not only are museums like the Ufizzi, the Bargello, and the Strozzi full of masterworks but street corners and piazzas often feature significant pieces, like those seen by the Loggia de Lanzi near the Palazzo Vecchio, and the statue of Benvenuto Cellini on the Ponte Vecchio. If your growing appreciation of sculpture puts you into an aquisitional mood, be sure to stop by Frilli—a gallery of museum-quality replicas of classical works of art that will bring out your inner Lorezo de Medici. The gallery, founded in 1860 by Antonio Frilli, employs master sculptors who produce small bronze or marble treasures that can fit on a desk or shelf, as well as more massive pieces fit for a garden or park. Additionally, Frilli collaborates with numerous contemporary artists. The gallery was recently been granted the honor of recasting the Doors of Paradise, originally created in the 15th century by Lorenzo Ghiberti for the Duomo's Baptistery.