David in mourning for Kyiv on Michelangelo’s birthday

David in mourning for Kyiv on Michelangelo’s birthday

The David by Palazzo Vecchio was covered in a black cloth to convey Florence’s pain at the situation in Kyiv.

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Mon 07 Mar 2022 11:21 AM

The copy of the David in front of Palazzo Vecchio was covered in a black cloth on Sunday, March 6, on the anniversary of Michelangelo’s birthday, in a symbolic gesture to convey Florence’s pain at the situation in Kyiv, a twinned city.

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David in mourning for Kyiv on Sunday, March 6
kyiv david florence michelangelo
David in mourning for Kyiv on Sunday, March 6
kyiv david florence michelangelo
David in mourning for Kyiv on Sunday, March 6
kyiv david florence michelangelo
David in mourning for Kyiv on Sunday, March 6

The gesture came as the first refugees from the Ukraine arrived in Florence and were welcomed by the Mayor, Dario Nardella.

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