The elegant statue of the Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni (1707-93), which stands in a small piazza overlooking the river Arno, is the work of the Florentine sculptor Ulisse Cambi (1807-95).
The statue was erected in 1873 in recognition of Goldoni's contribution to theatre. La Locandiera (Mistress of the Inn), one of his most famous comedies, is set in Florence.
Elegantly attired, Goldoni stands with a book in one hand and a tricorne hat in the other. In his accurate portrayal of 18th century dress, Cambi's attention to detail leaves nothing to the imagination.