Mona Lisa landscape mystery solved
By T.K. Randall
January 11, 2011 · 3 comments
Image Credit: Leonardo da Vinci
Historian Carla Glori may have identified the location shown in Da Vinci's Mona Lisa painting.
Glori believes that the three-arch-bridge visible in the background behind Mona Lisa's left shoulder is Bobbio's Bridge located south of Piacenza in northern Italy and which was destroyed in a flood. "Leonardo added in the number 72 beneath the bridge to record the devastating flood of the River Trebbia and to allow it to be identified," she said.
Carla Glori believes that a three-arched bridge which appears over the left shoulder of the woman with the enigmatic smile is a reference to Bobbio, a village which lies in rugged hill country south of Piacenza, in northern Italy.
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