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Brooks Nies

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Numerous of his sculptures now reside in the Museum. The Museum is also house to sculptures by Andrea Pisano (1290-1349) and many others. The Uffizi Gallery houses lots of important paintings, most notably many from the collection of the de Medici family, who willed their huge art collection to Florence in 1737. When the Germans were battle the bridges into Florence during World War II, the Ponte Vecchio was spared, supposedly because Hitler ordered them to skip that bridge because it was so appealing. Florence is still a center of art and culture, simply as it has been for numerous centuries.